Patents by Inventor Pamela K. Isom

Pamela K. Isom 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: 8898655
    Abstract: A computer-based analysis of an enterprise computer system is utilized to remove bottlenecks that cause the enterprise computer system to operate in a non-optimal or risky manner. Contents of e-mails are examined to identify bottlenecks in the enterprise computer system. Upon identifying the bottlenecks, the enterprise computer system is simulated, and simulations of replacement components, which the computer-based analysis has deemed appropriate for curing the bottlenecks, are installed in the simulated system. If the computer simulation with the replacement components cures the bottlenecks and causes no new problems for the enterprise computer system, then corresponding actual replacement components are installed in the enterprise computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Pamela K. Isom
  • Patent number: 8630882
    Abstract: An intelligent enterprise architecture (LEA) for an enterprise is defined. One or more IEA entry points are selected. IEA entry points represent a starting point for defining the IEA, which is an architectural development process for defining an enterprise computing architecture within a smart computing system. One or more business drivers for pain points in the enterprise are associated with a selected IEA entry point. A business value model is generated and utilized to focus a scope of the business drivers for the selected IEA entry point. An optimal IEA that satisfies the business drivers to ameliorate the pain points in the enterprise is then defined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Pamela K. Isom
  • Publication number: 20130332915
    Abstract: A computer-based analysis of an enterprise computer system is utilized to remove bottlenecks that cause the enterprise computer system to operate in a non-optimal or risky manner. Contents of e-mails are examined to identify bottlenecks in the enterprise computer system. Upon identifying the bottlenecks, the enterprise computer system is simulated, and simulations of replacement components, which the computer-based analysis has deemed appropriate for curing the bottlenecks, are installed in the simulated system. If the computer simulation with the replacement components cures the bottlenecks and causes no new problems for the enterprise computer system, then corresponding actual replacement components are installed in the enterprise computer system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: PAMELA K. ISOM
  • Patent number: 8549509
    Abstract: A computer-based analysis of an enterprise computer system is utilized to identify pain points that cause the enterprise computer system to operate in a non-optimal or risky manner. Upon identifying the pain points, the enterprise computer system is simulated, and simulations of replacement components that the computer-based analysis has deemed appropriate for curing the pain points are installed in the simulated system. If the computer simulation with the replacement components cures the pain points and causes no new problems for the enterprise computer system, then corresponding actual replacement components are installed in the enterprise computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Pamela K. Isom
  • Patent number: 8122426
    Abstract: A reusable framework is utilized for creating a software architecture in a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). After a general framework is created, that general framework is divided into a governance domain and an architecture domain. The architecture domain is further divided into architecture sub-domains within the architecture domain. Activities that are required for the governance domain and each of the architecture sub-domains and identified and described in detail, and owners and progress status markers for these activities are identified. The detailed descriptors of the activities, identified owners and progress status markers are then mapped onto a client-specific System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) work product to create an SOA-based software architecture. Deployment timelines for the governance domain and the architecture domain are determined, and a project plan for deploying the SOA-based software architecture is created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Pamela K. Isom
  • Patent number: 8024202
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for facilitating ergonomics-based health in a user of a computer workstation is presented. The method includes the steps of detecting an ergonomics problem for a user of a computer workstation, wherein the ergonomics problem is directly related to a current real-time body position of the user, and wherein the ergonomics problem would likely cause an injury to the user if left uncorrected. A user health protection algorithm is then executed to generate an ergonomic recommendation. The user health protection algorithm utilizes user work parameters as inputs. The ergonomic recommendation, which will correct the ergonomics problem, is then presented to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Randolph W. Carroll, Ciaran A. Dellafera, Pamela K. Isom
  • Publication number: 20110173035
    Abstract: An intelligent enterprise architecture (LEA) for an enterprise is defined. One or more IEA entry points are selected. IEA entry points represent a starting point for defining the IEA, which is an architectural development process for defining an enterprise computing architecture within a smart computing system. One or more business drivers for pain points in the enterprise are associated with a selected IEA entry point. A business value model is generated and utilized to focus a scope of the business drivers for the selected IEA entry point. An optimal IEA that satisfies the business drivers to ameliorate the pain points in the enterprise is then defined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: PAMELA K. ISOM
  • Publication number: 20100138760
    Abstract: A method, system and computer-readable storage medium are disclosed for providing automatic navigation of a service registry and repository in a service-oriented architecture. The method includes receiving a request from a user to discover a service listed in a service registry and repository of a service-oriented architecture; automatically displaying to the user a description of a service listed in the service registry and repository; and in response to displaying the description of the service, automatically displaying to the user a description of a second service listed in the service registry and repository after a predetermined period of time expires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: PAMELA K. ISOM
  • Publication number: 20100094645
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for facilitating ergonomics-based health in a user of a computer workstation is presented. The method includes the steps of detecting an ergonomics problem for a user of a computer workstation, wherein the ergonomics problem is directly related to a current real-time body position of the user, and wherein the ergonomics problem would likely cause an injury to the user if left uncorrected. A user health protection algorithm is then executed to generate an ergonomic recommendation. The user health protection algorithm utilizes user work parameters as inputs. The ergonomic recommendation, which will correct the ergonomics problem, is then presented to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: RANDOLPH W. CARROLL, CIARAN A. DELLAFERA, PAMELA K. ISOM
  • Publication number: 20100011347
    Abstract: A computer-based analysis of an enterprise computer system is utilized to identify pain points that cause the enterprise computer system to operate in a non-optimal or risky manner. Upon identifying the pain points, the enterprise computer system is simulated, and simulations of replacement components that the computer-based analysis has deemed appropriate for curing the pain points are installed in the simulated system. If the computer simulation with the replacement components cures the pain points and causes no new problems for the enterprise computer system, then corresponding actual replacement components are installed in the enterprise computer system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Pamela K. Isom
  • Publication number: 20090112644
    Abstract: A graphical representation of activities of an enterprise is created to aid in the implementation of a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). The graphical representation has a vertical axis and a horizontal axis. Descriptive job titles of actors associated with the enterprise are documented along the horizontal axis. Functional domains are documented along the vertical axis. Existing business functions and existing key processes of the enterprise are then documented along the horizontal axis for each functional domain, and the functional domains are prioritized to determine an order in which the SOA is implemented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Inventor: Pamela K. Isom
  • Publication number: 20090064087
    Abstract: A reusable framework is utilized for creating a software architecture in a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). After a general framework is created, that general framework is divided into a governance domain and an architecture domain. The architecture domain is further divided into architecture sub-domains within the architecture domain. Activities that are required for the governance domain and each of the architecture sub-domains and identified and described in detail, and owners and progress status markers for these activities are identified. The detailed descriptors of the activities, identified owners and progress status markers are then mapped onto a client-specific System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) work product to create an SOA-based software architecture. Deployment timelines for the governance domain and the architecture domain are determined, and a project plan for deploying the SOA-based software architecture is created.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventor: Pamela K. Isom
  • Publication number: 20090063212
    Abstract: Business processes are transformed into a solution having a portal for a service-oriented architecture. A plan for the transformation is created, including a portal implementation roadmap. A services providing company deploys the solution to a client company.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Pamela K. Isom
  • Publication number: 20090063171
    Abstract: Business processes are transformed into a solution having a portal for a service-oriented architecture. A plan for the transformation is created, including a portal implementation roadmap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Pamela K. Isom