Patents by Inventor Nicholas C. M. Fuller

Nicholas C. M. Fuller 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: 11195145
    Abstract: Techniques facilitating blockchain ledgers of material spectral signatures for supply chain integrity management are provided. In one example, a computer-implemented method comprises validating, by a device operatively coupled to a processor, spectral signature data associated with a material, resulting in validated spectral signature data; and generating, by the device, a set of information corresponding to a transaction of the material in a blockchain associated with the material, wherein the set of information is related to the validated spectral signature data. In some embodiments, the computer-implemented method further comprises authenticating, by the device, a first party device associated with a first party to the transaction and a second party device associated with a second party to the transaction and including identities of the first party and the second party as indicated by the respective party devices in the set of information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nicholas C. M. Fuller, Prabhakar Kudva, Deborah Ann Neumayer
  • Patent number: 10721328
    Abstract: To provide a client with access to an API available from a provider, a request is received from a marketplace to subscribe to the API, responsive to the client selecting the API from a catalog of the marketplace. A subscriber identifier, which is uniquely associated with the request by the client to subscribe to the selected API, is generated. An authorization record is created within a proxy; it indicates that a request by the client to invoke the API received by the proxy should be forwarded to the provider from which the API is available if the request to invoke the API includes the subscriber identifier. The generated subscriber identifier and an address of the proxy are provided to the marketplace. Thus, the client is configured to invoke the API by sending a request including the subscriber identifier to the address of the proxy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Han Chen, Nicholas C. M. Fuller, Minkyong Kim, Isabelle M. Rouvellou
  • Patent number: 10685323
    Abstract: Techniques facilitating blockchain ledgers of material spectral signatures for supply chain integrity management are provided. In one example, a computer-implemented method comprises validating, by a device operatively coupled to a processor, spectral signature data associated with a material, resulting in validated spectral signature data; and generating, by the device, a set of information corresponding to a transaction of the material in a blockchain associated with the material, wherein the set of information is related to the validated spectral signature data. In some embodiments, the computer-implemented method further comprises authenticating, by the device, a first party device associated with a first party to the transaction and a second party device associated with a second party to the transaction and including identities of the first party and the second party as indicated by the respective party devices in the set of information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nicholas C. M. Fuller, Prabhakar Kudva, Deborah Ann Neumayer
  • Patent number: 10651286
    Abstract: A silicon nitride cap on a gate stack is removed by etching with a fluorohydrocarbon-containing plasma subsequent to formation of source/drain regions without causing unacceptable damage to the gate stack or source/drain regions. A fluorohydrocarbon-containing polymer protection layer is selectively deposited on the regions that are not to be etched during the removal of the nitride cap. The ability to remove the silicon nitride material using gas chemistry, causing formation of a volatile etch product and protection layer, enables reduction of the ion energy to the etching threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ravi K. Dasaka, Sebastian U. Engelmann, Nicholas C. M. Fuller, Masahiro Nakamura, Richard S. Wise
  • Publication number: 20200051008
    Abstract: Techniques facilitating blockchain ledgers of material spectral signatures for supply chain integrity management are provided. In one example, a computer-implemented method comprises validating, by a device operatively coupled to a processor, spectral signature data associated with a material, resulting in validated spectral signature data; and generating, by the device, a set of information corresponding to a transaction of the material in a blockchain associated with the material, wherein the set of information is related to the validated spectral signature data. In some embodiments, the computer-implemented method further comprises authenticating, by the device, a first party device associated with a first party to the transaction and a second party device associated with a second party to the transaction and including identities of the first party and the second party as indicated by the respective party devices in the set of information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Nicholas C. M. Fuller, Prabhakar Kudva, Deborah Ann Neumayer
  • Patent number: 10467586
    Abstract: Techniques facilitating blockchain ledgers of material spectral signatures for supply chain integrity management are provided. In one example, a computer-implemented method comprises validating, by a device operatively coupled to a processor, spectral signature data associated with a material, resulting in validated spectral signature data; and generating, by the device, a set of information corresponding to a transaction of the material in a blockchain associated with the material, wherein the set of information is related to the validated spectral signature data. In some embodiments, the computer-implemented method further comprises authenticating, by the device, a first party device associated with a first party to the transaction and a second party device associated with a second party to the transaction and including identities of the first party and the second party as indicated by the respective party devices in the set of information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nicholas C. M. Fuller, Prabhakar Kudva, Deborah Ann Neumayer
  • Publication number: 20190305109
    Abstract: A silicon nitride cap on a gate stack is removed by etching with a fluorohydrocarbon-containing plasma subsequent to formation of source/drain regions without causing unacceptable damage to the gate stack or source/drain regions. A fluorohydrocarbon-containing polymer protection layer is selectively deposited on the regions that are not to be etched during the removal of the nitride cap. The ability to remove the silicon nitride material using gas chemistry, causing formation of a volatile etch product and protection layer, enables reduction of the ion energy to the etching threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Ravi K. Dasaka, Sebastian U. Engelmann, Nicholas C.M. Fuller, Masahiro Nakamura, Richard S. Wise
  • Patent number: 10325998
    Abstract: A silicon nitride cap on a gate stack is removed by etching with a fluorohydrocarbon-containing plasma subsequent to formation of source/drain regions without causing unacceptable damage to the gate stack or source/drain regions. A fluorohydrocarbon-containing polymer protection layer is selectively deposited on the regions that are not to be etched during the removal of the nitride cap. The ability to remove the silicon nitride material using gas chemistry, causing formation of a volatile etch product and protection layer, enables reduction of the ion energy to the etching threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignees: International Business Machines Corporation, ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ravi K. Dasaka, Sebastian U. Engelmann, Nicholas C. M. Fuller, Masahiro Nakamura, Richard S. Wise
  • Patent number: 10269924
    Abstract: A silicon nitride cap on a gate stack is removed by etching with a fluorohydrocarbon-containing plasma subsequent to formation of source/drain regions without causing unacceptable damage to the gate stack or source/drain regions. A fluorohydrocarbon-containing polymer protection layer is selectively deposited on the regions that are not to be etched during the removal of the nitride cap. The ability to remove the silicon nitride material using gas chemistry, causing formation of a volatile etch product and protection layer, enables reduction of the ion energy to the etching threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignees: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION, ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ravi K. Dasaka, Sebastian U. Engelmann, Nicholas C. M. Fuller, Masahiro Nakamura, Richard S. Wise
  • Patent number: 10216486
    Abstract: One or more processors receive information regarding a program module that includes a description of a function, license terms, and non-functional properties of the program module. The license terms, the description of function, and the non-functional properties of the program module are identified, based on an analysis of the information. An object of interest of each license term of the license terms is determined, such that the object of interest is directed to a condition influencing license term compliance. Rules corresponding to compliance of the one or more license terms of the program module are determined, and the analyzed information of the program module is stored in a meta-model format organized into categories including the description of function, the one or more license terms, and the non-functional properties of the program module, utilizing standardized syntax and semantics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas C. M. Fuller, Jim A. Laredo, Hui Lei, Sriram K. Rajagopal, Maja Vukovic, Liangzhao Zeng
  • Publication number: 20180276597
    Abstract: Techniques facilitating blockchain ledgers of material spectral signatures for supply chain integrity management are provided. In one example, a computer-implemented method comprises validating, by a device operatively coupled to a processor, spectral signature data associated with a material, resulting in validated spectral signature data; and generating, by the device, a set of information corresponding to a transaction of the material in a blockchain associated with the material, wherein the set of information is related to the validated spectral signature data. In some embodiments, the computer-implemented method further comprises authenticating, by the device, a first party device associated with a first party to the transaction and a second party device associated with a second party to the transaction and including identities of the first party and the second party as indicated by the respective party devices in the set of information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Nicholas C. M. Fuller, Prabhakar Kudva, Deborah Ann Neumayer
  • Publication number: 20180276600
    Abstract: Techniques facilitating blockchain ledgers of material spectral signatures for supply chain integrity management are provided. In one example, a computer-implemented method comprises validating, by a device operatively coupled to a processor, spectral signature data associated with a material, resulting in validated spectral signature data; and generating, by the device, a set of information corresponding to a transaction of the material in a blockchain associated with the material, wherein the set of information is related to the validated spectral signature data. In some embodiments, the computer-implemented method further comprises authenticating, by the device, a first party device associated with a first party to the transaction and a second party device associated with a second party to the transaction and including identities of the first party and the second party as indicated by the respective party devices in the set of information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Nicholas C. M. Fuller, Prabhakar Kudva, Deborah Ann Neumayer
  • Patent number: 10043153
    Abstract: Automatically associating information technology resource patterns with specific information technology products by receiving a set of data about information technology assets, matching a subset of that data to a pattern in a set of patterns, determining that the subset of the data represents a product associated with that pattern, reporting this determination; receiving feedback on the accuracy of the determination, and updating pattern set information in response to that feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Liya Fan, Nicholas C. M. Fuller, Jian Qiu, Zhe Zhang
  • Publication number: 20170194457
    Abstract: A silicon nitride cap on a gate stack is removed by etching with a fluorohydrocarbon-containing plasma subsequent to formation of source/drain regions without causing unacceptable damage to the gate stack or source/drain regions. A fluorohydrocarbon-containing polymer protection layer is selectively deposited on the regions that are not to be etched during the removal of the nitride cap. The ability to remove the silicon nitride material using gas chemistry, causing formation of a volatile etch product and protection layer, enables reduction of the ion energy to the etching threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Ravi K. Dasaka, Sebastian U. Engelmann, Nicholas C.M. Fuller, Masahiro Nakamura, Richard S. Wise
  • Publication number: 20170194497
    Abstract: A silicon nitride cap on a gate stack is removed by etching with a fluorohydrocarbon-containing plasma subsequent to formation of source/drain regions without causing unacceptable damage to the gate stack or source/drain regions. A fluorohydrocarbon-containing polymer protection layer is selectively deposited on the regions that are not to be etched during the removal of the nitride cap. The ability to remove the silicon nitride material using gas chemistry, causing formation of a volatile etch product and protection layer, enables reduction of the ion energy to the etching threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Ravi K. Dasaka, Sebastian U. Engelmann, Nicholas C.M. Fuller, Masahiro Nakamura, Richard S. Wise
  • Patent number: 9633948
    Abstract: A stack that includes, from bottom to top, a nitrogen-containing dielectric layer, an interconnect level dielectric material layer, and a hard mask layer is formed on a substrate. The hard mask layer and the interconnect level dielectric material layer are patterned by an etch. Employing the patterned hard mask layer as an etch mask, the nitrogen-containing dielectric layer is patterned by a break-through anisotropic etch, which employs a fluorohydrocarbon-containing plasma to break through the nitrogen-containing dielectric layer. Fluorohydrocarbon gases used to generate the fluorohydrocarbon-containing plasma generate a carbon-rich polymer residue, which interact with the nitrogen-containing dielectric layer to form volatile compounds. Plasma energy can be decreased below 100 eV to reduce damage to physically exposed surfaces of the interconnect level dielectric material layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignees: GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Markus Brink, Robert L. Bruce, Sebastian U. Engelmann, Nicholas C. M. Fuller, Hiroyuki Miyazoe, Masahiro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9627533
    Abstract: A silicon nitride cap on a gate stack is removed by etching with a fluorohydrocarbon-containing plasma subsequent to formation of source/drain regions without causing unacceptable damage to the gate stack or source/drain regions. A fluorohydrocarbon-containing polymer protection layer is selectively deposited on the regions that are not to be etched during the removal of the nitride cap. The ability to remove the silicon nitride material using gas chemistry, causing formation of a volatile etch product and protection layer, enables reduction of the ion energy to the etching threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignees: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION, ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ravi K. Dasaka, Sebastian U. Engelmann, Nicholas C. M. Fuller, Masahiro Nakamura, Richard S. Wise
  • Publication number: 20170064038
    Abstract: To provide a client with access to an API available from a provider, a request is received from a marketplace to subscribe to the API, responsive to the client selecting the API from a catalog of the marketplace. A subscriber identifier, which is uniquely associated with the request by the client to subscribe to the selected API, is generated. An authorization record is created within a proxy; it indicates that a request by the client to invoke the API received by the proxy should be forwarded to the provider from which the API is available if the request to invoke the API includes the subscriber identifier. The generated subscriber identifier and an address of the proxy are provided to the marketplace. Thus, the client is configured to invoke the API by sending a request including the subscriber identifier to the address of the proxy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Han Chen, Nicholas C.M. Fuller, Minkyong Kim, Isabelle M. Rouvellou
  • Publication number: 20160364213
    Abstract: One or more processors receive information regarding a program module that includes a description of a function, license terms, and non-functional properties of the program module. The license terms, the description of function, and the non-functional properties of the program module are identified, based on an analysis of the information. An object of interest of each license term of the license terms is determined, such that the object of interest is directed to a condition influencing license term compliance. Rules corresponding to compliance of the one or more license terms of the program module are determined, and the analyzed information of the program module is stored in a meta-model format organized into categories including the description of function, the one or more license terms, and the non-functional properties of the program module, utilizing standardized syntax and semantics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Nicholas C. M. Fuller, Jim A. Laredo, Hui Lei, Sriram K. Rajagopal, Maja Vukovic, Liangzhao Zeng
  • Patent number: 9460273
    Abstract: A processor stores information associated with one or more programming modules, including one or more license terms associated with the one or more programming modules. The processor receives an input indicating a set of programming modules selected from the one or more programming modules, based on the information which is stored. The processor compares the one or more license terms associated with the set of programming modules. In response to determining a conflict between the one or more license terms of the set of programming modules, the processor applies a set of rules to resolve the conflict between the one or more license terms of the set of programming modules, and the processor composes a composite license for the set of programming modules, based on the one or more license terms of the set of programming modules and the set of rules applied to resolve the conflict.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas C. M. Fuller, Jim A. Laredo, Hui Lei, Sriram K. Rajagopal, Maja Vukovic, Liangzhao Zeng