Patents by Inventor Ralf Eberhard

Ralf Eberhard 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: 20190339925
    Abstract: Embodiments for using an electronic billboard in an Internet of Things (“IoT”) computing environment by a processor. A wireless communication link may be established between a user equipment (UE) and the electronic billboard. Currently displayed content may be temporarily interrupted with user-provided content uploaded from the UE to the electronic billboard according to one or more protocols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Simon LORENZ, Ralf EBERHARD, Ulf TROPPENS, Manfred HAUBRICH
  • Patent number: 10381618
    Abstract: An embodiment is directed to a battery module mounting area of an energy storage system. The battery module mounting area includes a first set of battery module compartments arranged along a first longitudinal side of the battery module mounting area, and a second set of battery module compartments arranged along a second longitudinal side of the battery module mounting area. Each battery module compartment in the first and second sets of battery module compartments includes an insertion-side through which a battery module is configured to be inserted into the battery module compartment and/or removed from the battery module compartment. The insertion-side of each battery module compartment in the first and second sets of battery module compartments is configured to be closed via an insertion-side cover to form a battery housing with a closed compartment profile that is characterized by each battery module compartment being sealed from at least one other battery module compartment in the battery housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: InEVit LLC
    Inventors: Heiner Fees, Andreas Track, Alexander Eichhorn, Ralf Maisch, Jörg Damaske, Martin Eberhard, Michael John Miskovsky
  • Publication number: 20190235964
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method according to one embodiment includes identifying one or more accessible server nodes within a plurality of nodes of a failed clustered system, retrieving a plurality of fragments of configuration data from the one or more accessible server nodes, and constructing a backup state for the failed clustered system, utilizing the plurality of fragments of the configuration data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Ralf Eberhard, Manfred Haubrich, Simon Lorenz, Frank B. Schmuck
  • Publication number: 20190212929
    Abstract: A storage system in a clustered system may receive a first input/output (I/O) request. The storage system may include one or more storage nodes. Each of the one or more storage nodes may have a copy of a particular object stored thereon. The storage system may execute the first I/O request. Executing the first I/O request may modify data of a first object in a first storage node. The first object may be a copy of the particular object. The storage system may transfer the modified data of the first object to a master storage node. The master storage node may include a master object update descriptor list.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Ralf Eberhard, Erik Rueger, Rolf Schaefer, Frank B. Schmuck
  • Publication number: 20190212928
    Abstract: A storage system in a clustered system may receive a first input/output (I/O) request. The storage system may include one or more storage nodes. Each of the one or more storage nodes may have a copy of a particular object stored thereon. The storage system may execute the first I/O request. Executing the first I/O request may modify data of a first object in a first storage node. The first object may be a copy of the particular object. The storage system may transfer the modified data of the first object to a master storage node. The master storage node may include a master object update descriptor list.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Ralf Eberhard, Erik Rueger, Rolf Schaefer, Frank B. Schmuck
  • Publication number: 20190212927
    Abstract: A storage system in a clustered system may receive a first input/output (I/O) request. The storage system may include one or more storage nodes. Each of the one or more storage nodes may have a copy of a particular object stored thereon. The storage system may execute the first I/O request. Executing the first I/O request may modify data of a first object in a first storage node. The first object may be a copy of the particular object. The storage system may transfer the modified data of the first object to a master storage node. The master storage node may include a master object update descriptor list.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Ralf Eberhard, Erik Rueger, Rolf Schaefer, Frank B. Schmuck
  • Patent number: 10331523
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method according to one embodiment includes identifying one or more accessible server nodes within a plurality of nodes of a failed clustered system, retrieving a plurality of fragments of configuration data from the one or more accessible server nodes, and constructing a backup state for the failed clustered system, utilizing the plurality of fragments of the configuration data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ralf Eberhard, Manfred Haubrich, Simon Lorenz, Frank B. Schmuck
  • Patent number: 10282115
    Abstract: A storage system in a clustered system may receive a first input/output (I/O) request. The storage system may include one or more storage nodes. Each of the one or more storage nodes may have a copy of a particular object stored thereon. The storage system may execute the first I/O request. Executing the first I/O request may modify data of a first object in a first storage node. The first object may be a copy of the particular object. The storage system may transfer the modified data of the first object to a master storage node. The master storage node may include a master object update descriptor list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ralf Eberhard, Erik Rueger, Rolf Schaefer, Frank B. Schmuck
  • Patent number: 10235068
    Abstract: A storage system in a clustered system may receive a first input/output (I/O) request. The storage system may include one or more storage nodes. Each of the one or more storage nodes may have a copy of a particular object stored thereon. The storage system may execute the first I/O request. Executing the first I/O request may modify data of a first object in a first storage node. The first object may be a copy of the particular object. The storage system may transfer the modified data of the first object to a master storage node. The master storage node may include a master object update descriptor list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ralf Eberhard, Erik Rueger, Rolf Schaefer, Frank B. Schmuck
  • Publication number: 20180300069
    Abstract: A storage system in a clustered system may receive a first input/output (I/O) request. The storage system may include one or more storage nodes. Each of the one or more storage nodes may have a copy of a particular object stored thereon. The storage system may execute the first I/O request. Executing the first I/O request may modify data of a first object in a first storage node. The first object may be a copy of the particular object. The storage system may transfer the modified data of the first object to a master storage node. The master storage node may include a master object update descriptor list.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Ralf Eberhard, Erik Rueger, Rolf Schaefer, Frank B. Schmuck
  • Publication number: 20180300068
    Abstract: A storage system in a clustered system may receive a first input/output (I/O) request. The storage system may include one or more storage nodes. Each of the one or more storage nodes may have a copy of a particular object stored thereon. The storage system may execute the first I/O request. Executing the first I/O request may modify data of a first object in a first storage node. The first object may be a copy of the particular object. The storage system may transfer the modified data of the first object to a master storage node. The master storage node may include a master object update descriptor list.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Ralf Eberhard, Erik Rueger, Rolf Schaefer, Frank B. Schmuck
  • Publication number: 20180285211
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method according to one embodiment includes identifying one or more accessible server nodes within a plurality of nodes of a failed clustered system, retrieving a plurality of fragments of configuration data from the one or more accessible server nodes, and constructing a backup state for the failed clustered system, utilizing the plurality of fragments of the configuration data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Ralf Eberhard, Manfred Haubrich, Simon Lorenz, Frank B. Schmuck
  • Patent number: 9767116
    Abstract: Responsive to receiving an identification of a new state identifier associated with the state of an object within a file from a child node, a master node updates a current state identifier for the object to the new state identifier in the master node. Responsive to a predefined user specification indicating that the new state identifier is to be broadcast to each remaining child node of a subset of child nodes in a plurality of child nodes that have a copy of the object, the master node identifies the subset of child nodes in the plurality of child nodes that have a copy of the object in the master node. The master node then broadcasts the new state identifier to the subset of child nodes that have a copy of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ralf Eberhard, Erik Rueger, Rolf Schaefer, Christof Schmitt
  • Publication number: 20050109746
    Abstract: A method of fluxless bonding first and second members to each other by temperature controlled laser soldering is provided. The first and second members carrying solder pads are arranged in a mounting device. Mechanical vibration is directly applied to the mounting device carrying the members during heating by laser irradiation and the mechanical vibration is then switched off before the cooling-off phase of the soldered joints.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Publication date: May 26, 2005
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christian Laue, Ralf Eberhard