Patents by Inventor Nathan Peterson

Nathan Peterson 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: 20210406348
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing requests to implement account related actions based on biometric data are disclosed herein. According to an aspect, a system includes a first computing device comprising a user account manager configured to manage an account of a user. The user account manager is also configured to receive a request to implement an action associated with the account. Further, the user account manager is configured to receive, from a second computing device of the user, biometric data associated with the user. The user account manager is also configured to manage the request to implement the action based on the received biometric data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Gary Cudak, Nathan Peterson, John Petersen, Heather Cudak
  • Publication number: 20210404822
    Abstract: Systems, computing devices, and methods for indicating a geographic location of transportation for a user are disclosed. According to an aspect, a method includes determining an approximate time when a user is expected to use a mode of transportation. The method also includes determining an estimated time to travel from a current geographic location of the user to a current geographic location of the mode of transportation. Further, the method includes presenting, via a computing device of the user, a message at a time based on the determined approximate time and the determined estimated time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Jennifer Lee-Baron, Nathan Peterson, Gary Cudak
  • Publication number: 20210304346
    Abstract: Systems and method for transporting a rider to a destination based on position coordinates of a computing device are disclosed. According to an aspect, a method includes receiving a request for transportation to a destination proximate a mobile computing device. The method also includes determining position coordinates of the mobile computing device. Further, the method includes communicating, to a computing device of a driver associated with the request, the position coordinates of the mobile computing device for indicating the position coordinates as the destination for the request. The method also includes determining updated positioned coordinates of the mobile computing device. Further, the method includes communicating, to the computing device of the driver associated with the request, the updated position coordinates of the mobile computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Jennifer Lee-Baron, John Crowe, Gary Cudak, Nathan Peterson
  • Publication number: 20210226576
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present disclosure relate to an integrated photovoltaic (PV) roofing shingle comprising a photovoltaic (PV) module and a roofing shingle. In some embodiments, the roofing shingle is bonded to the PV module. In some embodiments, a bond strength between the roofing shingle and the PV module is from 5 N/mm to 60 N/mm tested according to ASTM D1876. In some embodiments, the integrated PV roofing shingle has a mass per unit area of 0.5 lb per square foot to 5 lbs per square foot. Methods, systems, and kits including the integrated PV roofing shingle are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Nathan Peterson, Richard Perkins, Alex Sharenko, Gabriela Bunea
  • Patent number: 9940156
    Abstract: An amount of a hardware resource is assigned to a virtual machine (VM) to be run on a computing device including the hardware resource. The VM is caused to run on the computing device, and usage of the hardware resource by the VM is monitor. In response to determining that the usage of the hardware resource by the VM is less than a threshold, the amount of the hardware resource assigned to the VM is decreased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: John Scott Crowe, Gary David Cudak, Jennifer J. Lee-Baron, Nathan Peterson, Amy Leigh Rose, Bryan L. Young
  • Publication number: 20170220366
    Abstract: An amount of a hardware resource is assigned to a virtual machine (VM) to be run on a computing device including the hardware resource. The VM is caused to run on the computing device, and usage of the hardware resource by the VM is monitor. In response to determining that the usage of the hardware resource by the VM is less than a threshold, the amount of the hardware resource assigned to the VM is decreased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: John Scott Crowe, Gary David Cudak, Jennifer J. Lee-Baron, Nathan Peterson, Amy Leigh Rose, Bryan L. Young
  • Publication number: 20080091874
    Abstract: A method for booting into computer memory a non-operating system (O.S.) program from a hard disk drive (HDD) prior to booting into memory an O.S. from the HDD. The method includes establishing a table of contents (TOC) on the HDD that contains entries for special O.S. programs. A pointer to the TOC is placed in non-volatile memory of the computer that is associated with the HDD, and when BIOS of the computer is prompted to load into memory one of the special O.S. programs, the pointer is accessed and used to locate the TOC, which in turn is accessed to load the special O.S. program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventors: Rod Waltermann, Nathan Peterson, Joseph Freeman, Randall Springfield, Mark Davis, Steven Goodman, Isaac Kareel, Scott Kelso
  • Publication number: 20070255790
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and system for providing an option when sending an email which will require the recipient of the email to provide an extra level of authentication before displaying the email contents in order to prove that he or she is indeed the correct recipient of the email. Validation is required by the recipient every time he or she opens an email. This validation occurs in the form of authentication that the user is indeed the intended recipient of the email, and can be provided in various means, including biometric identification, password phrases, and so forth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2006
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Inventors: Arnold Weksler, Scott Kelso, John Mese, Nathan Peterson, Rod Waltermann
  • Publication number: 20070254514
    Abstract: A USB connection arrangement, where more secure locking is afforded than has hitherto been achieved. With a first USB connecting portion and a second USB connecting portion, a locking arrangement is provided for physically securing the first USB connecting portion and the second USB connecting portion with respect to one another. The locking arrangement includes at least one receptor portion disposed on at least one of the first and second USB connecting portions, and at least one pin portion engageable with the at least one receptor portion for physically securing at least one of the first and second connecting portions with respect to the other of the first and second connecting portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2006
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Applicant: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd
    Inventors: Arnold Weksler, Scott Kelso, John Mese, Nathan Peterson, Rod Walterman
  • Publication number: 20070240149
    Abstract: A hypervisor-based system and method for downloading device driver updates that prevents confusion on the part of the driver update software as to which driver, physical or virtual, is being updated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2006
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Inventors: Daryl Cromer, Scott Kelso, Howard Locker, John Mese, Nathan Peterson, Randall Springfield, Rod Waltermann, Arnold Weksler
  • Publication number: 20070240153
    Abstract: A system and method for installing a type-1 hypervisor onto a secondary storage of a computer while a user operating system is already installed and executing in main memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2006
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Inventors: Daryl Cromer, Scott Kelso, Howard Locker, John Mese, Nathan Peterson, Randall Springfield, Rod Waltermann, Arnold Weksler
  • Publication number: 20070156836
    Abstract: A system and method that validates the identity of an instant messaging session user is provided. An instant messaging session is established between two instant messaging applications running on two different computers connected through a computer network. After the instant messaging session has been established, one of the users requests identity authentication of the other user. The other user supplies the requested identity authentication data, such as a password. The identity authentication data is verified and, if the identity authentication data is successfully verified, a secure message is displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2006
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Inventors: Scott Kelso, John Mese, Nathan Peterson, Rod Waltermann, Arnold Weksler
  • Publication number: 20070136810
    Abstract: A method is provided for detecting viruses. According to the method, data is stored in a journal area of memory before changes embodied in the data are written to virtual memory. At least a first portion of the data in the journal area of memory is scanned for viruses. In some embodiments, a second portion of data that immediately precedes and/or immediately follows data to which the first portion of the data pertains is scanned for viruses. Preferably, the virtual memory includes a persistent storage device. Also provided is a system that includes a processor, a memory that includes virtual memory and a journal storage area, and a virus scanner controlled by the processor. The virus scanner scans the journal storage area for viruses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2005
    Publication date: June 14, 2007
    Applicant: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Rod Waltermann, John Mese, Scott Kelso, Mark Davis, Arnold Weksler, Nathan Peterson
  • Publication number: 20070130149
    Abstract: The present invention provides a client and server tool that interrogates file sharing attributes of a client/server system from both the client side and the server side. These attributes may include software fireballs, sharing policies, and security attributes. By interrogating the file sharing attributes from both the client and server sides, network access problems emanating from entire side (client and server) can be discovered, and automated solutions can be presented to rectify any problems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2005
    Publication date: June 7, 2007
    Applicant: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Scott Kelso, John Mese, Nathan Peterson, Rod Waltermann, Arnold Weksler
  • Publication number: 20070028231
    Abstract: A system and method is provided to track events related to shortcuts. These events include moving shortcuts from one location (menu) to another location (menu), renaming a folder in which a shortcut resides, and changing the name of a shortcut. Changes related to shortcuts generate operating system events. The system and method includes a process that is registered with the operating system in order to receive data regarding events that relate to shortcut changes. When a shortcut event is received by the process, the process updates applicable configuration files and references. Installation scripts are automatically updated so that the uninstall process (when eventually executed) can locate all shortcuts that pertain to the application and remove the shortcuts along with the uninstalled application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2005
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Kelso, John Mese, Nathan Peterson, Rod Waltermann, Arnold Weksler
  • Publication number: 20070011445
    Abstract: A method for booting into computer memory a non-operating system (O.S.) program from a hard disk drive (HDD) prior to booting into memory an O.S. from the HDD. The method includes establishing a table of contents (TOC) on the HDD that contains entries for special O.S. programs. A pointer to the TOC is placed in non-volatile memory of the computer that is associated with the HDD, and when BIOS of the computer is prompted to load into memory one of the special O.S. programs, the pointer is accessed and used to locate the TOC, which in turn is accessed to load the special O.S. program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2005
    Publication date: January 11, 2007
    Inventors: Rod Waltermann, Nathan Peterson, Joseph Freeman, Randall Springfield, Mark Davis, Steven Goodman, Isaac Karpel, Scott Kelso
  • Publication number: 20060294298
    Abstract: A “setmax” command is issued in BIOS to hide the service area (HPA) of a HDD during normal operation, so that the HPA cannot be accessed or erased inadvertently by the user or by a virus. Pressing a special key (e.g., F11) during booting permits access to the HPA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2005
    Publication date: December 28, 2006
    Inventors: Nathan Peterson, Joseph Freeman, Rod Waltermann, Randall Springfield, Mark Davis, Steven Goodman, Howard Locker, Daryl Cromer
  • Publication number: 20060287972
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for identifying structural stress conditions for computer hardware. The apparatus includes a plurality of modules configured to functionally execute the necessary steps of monitoring a physical condition affecting a computer hardware component, recognizing a potential damage condition based on a threshold, and responding to the potential damage condition. These modules in the described embodiments include a monitoring module, a recognition module, and a response module. Beneficially, such an apparatus, system, and method would identify potential damage conditions and alert a user to the potential damage condition before physical damage to the computer hardware component occurs. The user can then alleviate the physical condition affecting the computer component and avoid component damage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2005
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Inventors: Scott Kelso, John Mese, Nathan Peterson, Rod Waltermann, Arnold Weksler
  • Publication number: 20060277603
    Abstract: A system and method for autonomically configuring a router are presented. An agent is installed on a client that tracks resource authorizations for particular applications. The agent sends a configuration request to a router that requests the router to change one or more router parameters, such as assigning a port to the client. The router compares the configuration request against its router policies, and changes router parameters (assigns resources) based upon the configuration request. Once the agent and the router authorize the resources, the application uses the resources to communicate with a computer network through the client resource and the router resource. When the application is terminated, the router and the client disable their respective resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2005
    Publication date: December 7, 2006
    Inventors: Scott Kelso, John Mese, Nathan Peterson, Rod Waltermann, Arnold Welsler
  • Publication number: 20060207268
    Abstract: A system and method for increasing the efficiency of a thermal management profile includes a central repository. The central repository is for receiving data for power consumption and location from equipment, combining the data with a current temperature near the equipment, and adjusting the current temperature based on the combined data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2005
    Publication date: September 21, 2006
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Kelso, John Mese, Nathan Peterson, Rod Waltermann, Arnold Weksler