Patents by Inventor Robert Filepp

Robert Filepp 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: 20220129560
    Abstract: Systems and techniques that facilitate automated health-check risk assessment of computing assets are provided. In various embodiments, a system can comprise a baseline component that can generate a baseline health-check risk score that corresponds to non-compliance of a computing asset with a stipulated control. In various aspects, the system can further comprise an adjustment component that can adjust the baseline health-check risk score based on a weakness factor of the stipulated control. In some cases, the weakness factor can be based on a magnitude by which a state of the computing asset deviates from the stipulated control. In various embodiments, the adjustment component can further adjust the baseline health-check risk score based on an environmental factor of the computing asset. In various cases, the environmental factor can be based on security mechanisms or security protocols associated with the computing asset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: Muhammed Fatih Bulut, Milton H. Hernandez, Robert Filepp, Sai Zeng, Steven Ocepek, Srinivas Babu Tummalapenta, Daniel S. Riley
  • Patent number: 10540662
    Abstract: A method of checking file system compliance including receiving a plurality of compliance rules corresponding to a file system of a production system, collecting, by a collector, file system meta data from the file system, analyzing, by an analyzer, the file system meta data using the plurality of compliance rules to determine at least one compliance deviation of the file system, and throttling the collector and the analyzer independently of one-another, wherein the collector and the analyzer are configured according to a model of performance for the production system and a schedule for the collection and analyzing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas M. Barlett, Yixin Diao, Harish Dindigal, Robert Filepp, Bo Forsberg, Lakshminarayanan Renganarayana, Xiaolan Zhang
  • Publication number: 20190075081
    Abstract: Users of an endpoint remediation system can be assigned to different roles, from which they can request exceptions, approve exceptions, and/or enable remediation on endpoint devices. The compliance scanning and enforcing process can be automated, while allowing entities to request and/or approve certain exceptions. Therefore, security compliance for customers can be actively managed to provide visibility to the endpoint device compliance state at any time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Constantin Mircea Adam, Richard Jay Cohen, Robert Filepp, Milton H. Hernandez, Brian Peterson, Maja Vukovic, Sai Zeng, Guan Qun Zhang, Bhavna Agrawal
  • Publication number: 20190075082
    Abstract: Users of an endpoint remediation system can be assigned to different roles, from which they can request exceptions, approve exceptions, and/or enable remediation on endpoint devices. The compliance scanning and enforcing process can be automated, while allowing entities to request and/or approve certain exceptions. Therefore, security compliance for customers can be actively managed to provide visibility to the endpoint device compliance state at any time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Constantin Mircea Adam, Richard Jay Cohen, Robert Filepp, Milton H. Hernandez, Brian Peterson, Maja Vukovic, Sai Zeng, Guan Qun Zhang, Bhayna Agrawal
  • Patent number: 10025611
    Abstract: A method to perform server provisioning on a plurality of computer systems to generate a plurality of target virtual machines includes: obtaining configurations from a pool comprising at least one existing candidate virtual server or server image through a discovery process; performing a clustering analysis on the configurations to group the configurations into at least two groups; and for each group, selecting a configuration from among the configurations of the group as a candidate virtual machine image; determining a cost of actions required to be performed on the candidate virtual image to result in target virtual machines with a same configuration as the configurations of the group; and selecting the candidate virtual image with the lowest cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jose R. Figueroa, Robert Filepp, William J. Hladik, Jr., Brian Peterson, Frederick Y. Wu, Christopher C. Young, Sai Zeng
  • Patent number: 9450985
    Abstract: Systems and methods for computer automated validation of server configurations are provided. A method for validation of a target environment, comprises assembling a validation script from a plurality of script fragments, inserting the assembled validation script into the target environment, executing the validation script in the target environment, gathering results of the executing, and reporting the results to at least one user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Trieu C. Chieu, Robert Filepp, Brian L. Peterson, Ratnasagar M. Ramaratnam
  • Publication number: 20160092686
    Abstract: A method of checking file system compliance including receiving a plurality of compliance rules corresponding to a file system of a production system, collecting, by a collector, file system meta data from the file system, analyzing, by an analyzer, the file system meta data using the plurality of compliance rules to determine at least one compliance deviation of the file system, and throttling the collector and the analyzer independently of one-another, wherein the collector and the analyzer are configured according to a model of performance for the production system and a schedule for the collection and analyzing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Douglas M. Barlett, Yixin Diao, Harish Dindigal, Robert Filepp, Bo Forsberg, Lakshminarayanan Renganarayana, Xiaolan Zhang
  • Publication number: 20160036858
    Abstract: Systems and methods for computer automated validation of server configurations are provided. A method for validation of a target environment, comprises assembling a validation script from a plurality of script fragments, inserting the assembled validation script into the target environment, executing the validation script in the target environment, gathering results of the executing, and reporting the results to at least one user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Trieu C. Chieu, Robert Filepp, Brian L. Peterson, Ratnasagar M. Ramaratnam
  • Patent number: 8850423
    Abstract: The present invention describes a method and system for preparing a migration and consolidation of at least one source application to be migrated to or consolidated in at least one heterogeneous server device. A computing system selects at least one prospective target platform component based on an evaluation of at least one source platform component, a requirement of the at least one source application, and a compatibility and an affinity of the at least one prospective target platform component. The computing system collects first metadata of the at least one source platform component and the at least one prospective target platform component. The computing system collects second metadata associated with the migration and consolidation. The computing system groups the first metadata and the second metadata into a RFM (Request For Migration). The computing system prepares and configures a final target platform in accordance with the RFM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric J. Barkie, James R. S. Barros, II, Kamal Bhattacharya, Karen Cheng, Robert Filepp, Kevin D. Galloway, Nikolai Joukov, Jing Luo, Colm V. Malone, Birgit M. Pfitzmann, Brian L. Peterson, Harigovind V. Ramasamy, Kewei Sun, Norbert G. Vogl, David L. Westerman, Christopher C. Young
  • Patent number: 8392827
    Abstract: A method for dynamically converting electronically encoded HTML document from a text format to an image format. The method includes receiving a request for the content from a client, obtaining the content in text format, determining a content creation preference, and converting the content in text format to content in the image format according to the content creation preference. The method includes replying to the request, wherein the reply includes the content in the image format. The method applies a watermark to the content in the image format according to a watermarking preference. The method generates an image map in accordance with a mapping preference, wherein the image map relates selectable spatial display coordinates to external document identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James R. H. Challenger, Paul M. Dantzig, Robert Filepp, Ronald Mraz
  • Publication number: 20120054731
    Abstract: Disclosed is a computer-implemented method, system and computer program(s) for migration of a source machine instance to a target machine instance of least one heterogeneous virtual server device managed within a cloud computing environment. The method includes discovering machine images of a cloud service provider and storing results in a computer-readable catalog containing cloud metadata comprised of machine image identifiers and information discovered about the machine images. The method further includes, in response to a request for migration document in a computer-readable form that comprises a specification of a required migration target machine instance, specifying weight/priority information for components to be included in the target machine instance, where the weight information indicates weights for operations comprising component installation, component removal and component upgrade in the target machine instance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nishanth Aravamudan, Karen Cheng, Robert Filepp, Robert D. Kearney, Markus Klems, Brian L. Peterson, Larisa Shwartz, Christopher Ward, Christopher Charles Young
  • Patent number: 8001068
    Abstract: The invention broadly and generally provides a method for calibrating the relationship between management-inherent complexity metrics deriving from the management structure and human perceived complexity of information technology management comprising: (a) obtaining a set of management-inherent complexity metrics; (b) obtaining a set of human-perceived complexity metrics; (c) constructing a control model identifying a set of dominant indicators selected from the aforesaid set of management-inherent complexity metrics; (d) establishing a value model mapping from the aforesaid set of dominant indicators to the aforesaid set of human-perceived complexity metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yixin Diao, Robert Filepp, Robert D. Kearney, Alexander Keller
  • Publication number: 20110107327
    Abstract: The present invention describes a method and system for preparing a migration and consolidation of at least one source application to be migrated to or consolidated in at least one heterogeneous server device. A computing system selects at least one prospective target platform component based on an evaluation of at least one source platform component, a requirement of the at least one source application, and a compatibility and an affinity of the at least one prospective target platform component. The computing system collects first metadata of the at least one source platform component and the at least one prospective target platform component. The computing system collects second metadata associated with the migration and consolidation. The computing system groups the first metadata and the second metadata into a RFM (Request For Migration). The computing system prepares and configures a final target platform in accordance with the RFM.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric J. Barkie, James R. S. Barros, II, Kamal Bhattacharya, Karen Cheng, Robert Filepp, Kevin D. Galloway, Nikolai Joukov, Jing Luo, Colm V. Malone, Birgit M. Pfitzmann, Brian L. Peterson, Harigovind V. Ramasamy, Kewei Sun, Norbert G. Vogl, David L. Westerman, Christopher C. Young
  • Patent number: 7908437
    Abstract: Methods for serving data include maintaining an incomplete version of an object at a server and at least one fragment at the server. In response to a request for the object from a client, the incomplete version of the object, an identifier for a fragment comprising a portion of the objects and a position for the fragment within the object are sent to the client. After receiving the incomplete version of the object, the identifier, and the position, the client requests the fragment from the server using the identifier. The object is constructed by including the fragment in the incomplete version of the object in a location specified by the position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: International Busines Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James Robert Harold Challenger, Louis Ralph Degenaro, Robert Filepp, Arun Kwangil Iyengar, Richard Pervin King
  • Patent number: 7839883
    Abstract: The present invention concerns methods and apparatus for implementing a multi-user advance reservation system where reservations are specified in terms of flexible constraints, inflexible constraints and business values. The specification of reservations in this manner allows an entity managing the reservation system to arbitrate among reservations received from a user population with a view toward maximizing business value across the user population. In methods and apparatus of the present invention, penalties and rewards associated with various reservation outcomes can be specified in reservations to assist in business value maximization. In an example, a reservation having a low business value may be declined when there is a significant possibility that a reservation having a high business would be submitted during the pendency of service delivery to the user issuing the reservation with a low business value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Asit Dan, Robert Filepp, Kavitha Ranganathan, Daniela Rosu
  • Patent number: 7574563
    Abstract: Methods for serving data include maintaining an incomplete version of an object at a server and at least one fragment at the server. In response to a request for the object from a client, the incomplete version of the object, an identifier for a fragment comprising a portion of the object, and a position for the fragment within the object are sent to the client. After receiving the incomplete version of the object, the identifier, and the position, the client requests the fragment from the server using the identifier. The object is constructed by including the fragment in the incomplete version of the object in a location specified by the position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James Robert Harold Challenger, Louis Ralph Degenaro, Robert Filepp, Arun Kwangil Iyengar, Richard Pervin King
  • Publication number: 20080235065
    Abstract: The present invention concerns methods and apparatus for implementing a multi-user advance reservation system where reservations are specified in terms of flexible constraints, inflexible constraints and business values. The specification of reservations in this manner allows an entity managing the reservation system to arbitrate among reservations received from a user population with a view toward maximizing business value across the user population. In methods and apparatus of the present invention, penalties and rewards associated with various reservation outcomes can be specified in reservations to assist in business value maximization. In an example, a reservation having a low business value may be declined when there is a significant possibility that a reservation having a high business would be submitted during the pendency of service delivery to the user issuing the reservation with a low business value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Inventors: Asit Dan, Robert Filepp, Kavitha Ranganathan, Daniela Rosu
  • Publication number: 20080229019
    Abstract: Methods for serving data include maintaining an incomplete version of an object at a server and at least one fragment at the server. In response to a request for the object from a client, the incomplete version of the object, an identifier for a fragment comprising a portion of the objects and a position for the fragment within the object are sent to the client. After receiving the incomplete version of the object, the identifier, and the position, the client requests the fragment from the server using the identifier. The object is constructed by including the fragment in the incomplete version of the object in a location specified by the position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Inventors: James Robert Harold Challenger, Louis Ralph Degenaro, Robert Filepp, Arun Kwangil Lyengar, Richard Pervin King
  • Publication number: 20080215404
    Abstract: The invention broadly and generally provides a database comprising at least one record, the aforesaid at least one record comprising: (a) solution metadata relating to an information technology solution; and (b) evaluation metadata relating to a complexity evaluation of the aforesaid information technology solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yixin Diao, Robert Filepp, Robert D. Kearney, Alexander Keller
  • Publication number: 20070282645
    Abstract: The invention broadly and generally provides a method of quantifying the complexity of an information technology management process, the aforesaid method comprising: (a) obtaining process-related data for the aforesaid information technology management process; wherein the aforesaid process-related data defines: at least one task, at least one role, and any number of business items which can be transferred between a plurality of roles within the aforesaid at least one role while executing the aforesaid at least one task; (b) creating a set of process component complexity metrics by applying a process complexity model to the aforesaid process-related data, the aforesaid process complexity model comprising at least one relationship of properties selected from the roles, tasks, and business items; and (c) creating a value representing the complexity of the aforesaid information technology management process from the aforesaid set of process component complexity metrics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2006
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Inventors: Aaron Baeten Brown, Yixin Diao, Robert Filepp, Robert D. Kearney, Alexander Keller