Patents by Inventor Paul B. French

Paul B. French 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: 20120170470
    Abstract: A system for correlating communication packets across different communication networks includes a first monitoring agent in a first network for collecting local identifying information of a communication packet at a communication node. The first monitoring agent pairs the local identifying information with a public identifying information of the packet for a second network. The first monitoring agent further adds a timestamp to the collected information. A second monitoring agent in the second network receives a communication packet from the communication node and collects public identifying information of the packet. The second monitoring agent adds a time-stamp to the collected information. A third monitoring agent in the second network receives the information collected by the first and the second monitoring agents and correlates packets based on the received information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: William Duchenay, Yohann A. Duchenay, Paul B. French, Paul F. Klein, Cathal O'Donovan
  • Publication number: 20120150430
    Abstract: An enhanced navigation system allowing navigation route and destination planning according to user-specified criteria for the emotion state of persons along the route, at the destination, or both. The enhancement is accomplished by receiving a set of human emotion metrics corresponding to one or more parts of a navigation plan; determining if the human emotion metrics meet one or more user-specified criteria; responsive to not meeting the criteria, determining an alternate navigation plan until the user-specified criteria are met; and responsive to the criteria being met, presenting the navigation plan to the user for laying into a navigation system, and optionally during execution of the navigation plan updating the received human emotion metrics; repeating the determination against the user-specified criteria; and repeating the steps of determining an alternate navigation plan and presentation to a user responsive to the updated human emotion metrics not meeting the user-specified criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul B. French, Eric Thiebaut-George, Niall Lucey, Edith Stern, Michael Truss
  • Publication number: 20110151862
    Abstract: A performance management method is operable for use with a performance management system linked to a telecommunication network. The method comprises receiving a problem report from a femtocell of a plurality of femtocells communicatively coupled to the telecommunication network. The femtocell is configured to provide communications from at least one mobile device to the telecommunication network through a broadband connection. The problem report identifies a fault being exhibited by a femtocell and a performance parameter identifying a degradation in the performance of the femtocell. The method includes analyzing the performance parameter for determining a corrective action to be performed in an environment linked to the femtocell. The method includes performing the corrective action in the environment linked to the femtocell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul B. French, Boris Ilijev, Mark J. Lucas, Niall J. Lucey, Fred Raguillat
  • Publication number: 20100076798
    Abstract: A user interface accepts a model of a proposed system solution for a service assurance system. A Dimensioning Engine receives the solution and determines dimensions for the solution. The dimensions specify any of: a quantity of CPUs, a rating for the quantity of CPUs, an amount of disk storage, a memory requirement, or a CPU processing parameter. A Dimensioning Model Manager stores data from equipment and product vendors to determine the solution by taking into account specific characteristics of an equipment or a product to be used in the service assurance system. A Dimensioning Monitor (DM) monitors the model of the solution against events occurring in the service assurance system. The DM transmits an alert if the service assurance system underperforms or overperforms with reference to the model. The DM determines changes to the model into line with a current set of operational conditions, or updates the dimensions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Paul B. French
  • Publication number: 20100077340
    Abstract: Supporting a visualization of an object model in which multiple dependencies exist between each of a plurality of objects by limiting one or more object instances in the object model and filtering one or more attributes associated with one or more of the object instances. The limiting and filtering is performed by utilizing a plurality of windows, panels, or sub-windows to display a corresponding list of one or more objects for a dimension, along with one or more attributes associated with each of the one or more objects; and updating a second window, panel, or sub-window in response to receiving a selection of an item from a first window, panel, or sub-window according to a relationship defined in the object model, wherein the updating is performed in a hierarchical manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul B. French, Mark J. Lucas, Kieran Moynihan