Patents by Inventor Piotr Kania

Piotr Kania 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: 11429688
    Abstract: Technology for making corrections to URL and/or URI requests (herein generically referred to as “UR requests”) based on machine learning of patterns that can be gleaned from previously received UR requests. The patterns are then used to correct new UR requests that are received with errors in the resource location path. In some embodiments, the errors detected and corrected are path errors. In some embodiments the path error is an erroneous inclusion of an extraneous reserved slash (“/”) character, which, when detected, is replaced in the UR string with its corresponding proper code (for example, - -%2F- -).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tymoteusz Gedliczka, Tomasz Kania, Piotr Grzywna, Krzysztof Pitula, Maciej Madej, Szymon Brandys
  • Patent number: 11175909
    Abstract: An exclusion database is maintained for software discovery scans where directories within a file system are excluded according to discovered software artifacts, scan time parameters, and pre-defined exclusion definitions associated with software applications. A file system tree having directory-specific attributes for causing software discovery scans to limit scanning within the file system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Monika Grabska, Piotr Kania, Slawomir T. Mezyk, Michal S. Paluch, Grzegorz Poniewozik, Tomasz L. Prudzic, Pawel Slowikowski, Patryk M. Walawender
  • Patent number: 10908888
    Abstract: Identification of unmatched registry entries may be provided by scanning a file system, discovering software, collecting first attribute values of the discovered software, and receiving a plurality of filtering rules including a method and an attribute. The attribute may comprise a software-specific condition. The method may further comprise collecting native registry entries comprising second attribute values indicated by said attributes of at least one of said rule, and comparing said first attribute values of said discovered software with related ones of said second attribute values of said collected native registry entries. Then, the native registry entries may be grouped into two groups. The first group represents matched registry entries and the second group represents unmatched registry entries. The unmatched registry entries may be identified as unequivocal entries for further software discovery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Piotr P. Godowski, Piotr Kania, Michal S. Paluch, Tomasz A. Stopa
  • Patent number: 10754647
    Abstract: In an approach for providing adaptive software inventory scan frequencies and schedules, a processor receives information from an initial scan of a set of software inventory scans, wherein the information includes at least one of: running processes, file system entries, registry entries, and software catalog evaluations. A processor analyzes the information from the initial scan. A processor predicts an outcome for future software inventory scans based on the analysis of the information, wherein the prediction includes a scanning frequency and a scanning schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Piotr P. Godowski, Piotr Kania, Michal Paluch, Tomasz Stopa
  • Publication number: 20200225936
    Abstract: An exclusion database is maintained for software discovery scans where directories within a file system are excluded according to discovered software artifacts, scan time parameters, and pre-defined exclusion definitions associated with software applications. A file system tree having directory-specific attributes for causing software discovery scans to limit scanning within the file system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Monika Grabska, Piotr Kania, Slawomir T. Mezyk, Michal S. Paluch, Grzegorz Poniewozik, Tomasz L. Prudzic, Pawel Slowikowski, Patryk M. Walawender
  • Patent number: 10705829
    Abstract: One or more processors determine that one or more memory locations in a client computing device contain one or more software artifacts that provide a match to a first software signature. One or more processors send instructions not to scan the one or more memory locations against a second software signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Monika Grabska, Piotr Kania, Slawomir T. Mezyk, Michal S. Paluch, Grzegorz Poniewozik, Tomasz L. Prudzic, Pawel Slowikowski, Patryk M. Walawender
  • Publication number: 20200150957
    Abstract: In an approach for providing adaptive software inventory scan frequencies and schedules, a processor receives information from an initial scan of a set of software inventory scans, wherein the information includes at least one of: running processes, file system entries, registry entries, and software catalog evaluations. A processor analyzes the information from the initial scan. A processor predicts an outcome for future software inventory scans based on the analysis of the information, wherein the prediction includes a scanning frequency and a scanning schedule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Piotr P. Godowski, Piotr Kania, Michal Paluch, Tomasz Stopa
  • Patent number: 10635406
    Abstract: One or more processors scan a first software container template for one or more identities of software present on a first software container associated with the first software container template. One or more processors generate a map of the one or more identities of software present on the first software container. The one or more identities of software present on the first software container are mapped with one or both of: an identifier of the first software container template and an identifier of the first software container associated with the first software container template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Szymon M. Brandys, Piotr P. Godowski, Piotr Kania, Michal S. Paluch, Tomasz A. Stopa
  • Patent number: 10489352
    Abstract: A method for software discovery may be provided. The method may comprise scanning an shared resource mounted to an endpoint device for identifying installed software on the shared resource for the endpoint device, monitoring a read access to such identified installed software by the endpoint device using a monitoring agent, and marking the installed software as used on the shared resource by the endpoint device using a software asset management unit. Additionally, the method may comprise recording a last time use of the installed software by the endpoint device, and marking the installed software as uninstalled on the endpoint device after a predetermined time after the last time use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Piotr P. Godowski, Piotr Kania, Krzysztof Pienkowski, Artur K. Zezula
  • Patent number: 10387133
    Abstract: A method and a related system for identifying unmatched registry entries may be provided. The method may comprise scanning a file system and discovering software based on a file signature, collecting first attributes of the discovered software, collecting native registry entries, and comparing the first attributes against second attributes of the collected registry entries based on a filtering rule. Thereby, the registry entries may be grouped into two groups. One group may represent matched registry entries and the other group may represent unmatched registry entries. The unmatched registry entries may be identified as unequivocal entries for further software discovery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Pawel Gocek, Piotr Kania, Michal Paluch, Tomasz Stopa
  • Publication number: 20190220457
    Abstract: A method for collecting monitoring data on a set of monitored computers. The method comprises providing definitions for collection methods for a set of monitoring data, wherein the monitoring data is collected from agents running at monitoring computers, wherein each item of monitoring data has at least one respective collection method. The method further comprises determining a subset of monitoring data to be updated. The method further comprises identifying collection methods corresponding to the subset of monitoring data and triggering the agents running at the monitoring computers to collect monitoring data using the identified collection methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Umit Bektas, Pawel T. Januszek, Piotr Kania, Konrad K. Skibski
  • Publication number: 20190220456
    Abstract: A method for collecting monitoring data on a set of monitored computers. The method comprises providing definitions for collection methods for a set of monitoring data, wherein the monitoring data is collected from agents running at monitoring computers, wherein each item of monitoring data has at least one respective collection method. The method further comprises determining a subset of monitoring data to be updated. The method further comprises identifying collection methods corresponding to the subset of monitoring data and triggering the agents running at the monitoring computers to collect monitoring data using the identified collection methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Umit Bektas, Pawel T. Januszek, Piotr Kania, Konrad K. Skibski
  • Publication number: 20190220263
    Abstract: Identification of unmatched registry entries may be provided by scanning a file system, discovering software, collecting first attribute values of the discovered software, and receiving a plurality of filtering rules including a method and an attribute. The attribute may comprise a software-specific condition. The method may further comprise collecting native registry entries comprising second attribute values indicated by said attributes of at least one of said rule, and comparing said first attribute values of said discovered software with related ones of said second attribute values of said collected native registry entries. Then, the native registry entries may be grouped into two groups. The first group represents matched registry entries and the second group represents unmatched registry entries. The unmatched registry entries may be identified as unequivocal entries for further software discovery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Piotr P. Godowski, Piotr Kania, Michal S. Paluch, Tomasz A. Stopa
  • Patent number: 10324699
    Abstract: Identification of unmatched registry entries may be provided, by scanning a file system, discovering software, collecting first attribute values of the discovered software, receiving a plurality of filtering rules including a method and an attribute. The attribute may comprise a software-specific condition. The method may further comprise collecting native registry entries comprising second attribute values indicated by said attributes of at least one of said rule, and comparing said first attribute values of said discovered software with related ones of said second attribute values of said collected native registry entries. Then, the native registry entries may be grouped into two groups. The first group represents matched registry entries and the second group represents unmatched registry entries. The unmatched registry entries may be identified as unequivocal entries for further software discovery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Piotr P. Godowski, Piotr Kania, Michal Paluch, Tomasz Stopa
  • Patent number: 10324700
    Abstract: Installation information of a software component is received. The software component is software. The installation information includes an installation state for the software component, an identifier for the software component, a vendor of the software component, and a calendar date of the installation. The installation information is stored in a pseudo-permanent database. The record of the installation information in the pseudo-permanent database will survive the uninstallation of the software component. An update to the installation information is received in response to the installation state of the software component changing. The update includes modified installation information and a calendar date of when the installation information changed. The updated installation information is stored in the pseudo-permanent database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Piotr P. Godowski, Piotr Kania, Michal Paluch, Tomasz Stopa
  • Patent number: 10318517
    Abstract: A method for collecting monitoring data on a set of monitored computers. The method comprises providing definitions for collection methods for a set of monitoring data, wherein the monitoring data is collected from agents running at monitoring computers, wherein each item of monitoring data has at least one respective collection method. The method further comprises determining a subset of monitoring data to be updated. The method further comprises identifying collection methods corresponding to the subset of monitoring data and triggering the agents running at the monitoring computers to collect monitoring data using the identified collection methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Umit Bektas, Pawel T. Januszek, Piotr Kania, Konrad K. Skibski
  • Publication number: 20190155578
    Abstract: One or more processors scan a first software container template for one or more identities of software present on a first software container associated with the first software container template. One or more processors generate a map of the one or more identities of software present on the first software container. The one or more identities of software present on the first software container are mapped with one or both of: an identifier of the first software container template and an identifier of the first software container associated with the first software container template.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Szymon M. Brandys, Piotr P. Godowski, Piotr Kania, Michal S. Paluch, Tomasz A. Stopa
  • Patent number: 10223074
    Abstract: One or more processors scan a first software container template for one or more identities of software present on a first software container associated with the first software container template. One or more processors generate a map of the one or more identities of software present on the first software container. The one or more identities of software present on the first software container are mapped with one or both of: an identifier of the first software container template and an identifier of the first software container associated with the first software container template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Szymon M. Brandys, Piotr P. Godowski, Piotr Kania, Michal S. Paluch, Tomasz A. Stopa
  • Patent number: 10175968
    Abstract: A first computing entity receives a respective set of software discovery rules from each of a plurality of other computing entities. Based on each of the sets of software discovery rules, a set of software discovery rules associated with the first computing entity is modified. The modified set of software discovery rules is communicated to each of the plurality of other computing entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Piotr Kania, Tomasz Stopa
  • Patent number: 10061794
    Abstract: A method for collecting monitoring data on a set of monitored computers. The method comprises providing definitions for collection methods for a set of monitoring data, wherein the monitoring data is collected from agents running at monitoring computers, wherein each item of monitoring data has at least one respective collection method. The method further comprises determining a subset of monitoring data to be updated. The method further comprises identifying collection methods corresponding to the subset of monitoring data and triggering the agents running at the monitoring computers to collect monitoring data using the identified collection methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Umit Bektas, Pawel T. Januszek, Piotr Kania, Konrad K. Skibski