Patents by Inventor Samuel Christopher Smith

Samuel Christopher Smith 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: 11003572
    Abstract: An approach is provided in which the approach captures usage data corresponding to multiple users accessing a codebase that includes multiple code lines. The approach uses the captured usage data to compute a code line usage weighting for at least one of the code lines. The approach also computes a code line test coverage score for at least one code line based on at least one current software test program that tests the codebase. The approach compares the code line usage weighting against the code line test coverage score and flags the code line based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander John Naylor-Teece, Samuel Christopher Smith, Oliver Paul Masters, Andrew James Dunnings
  • Patent number: 10972548
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for configuring deployment of a distributed system across a plurality of machines of a network. The method may include obtaining network information describing network communication characteristics between a plurality of machines of a network. The method may also include obtaining inter-container communication information describing at least one characteristic of communication between pairs of machines of the plurality of machines for a predetermined time period. The method may also include determining a cost function, the cost function mapping a potential container deployment configuration to an expected communication time, based on the network information and the inter-container communication. The method may also include processing the cost function with an optimization algorithm. The method may also include, in response to the processing, identifying a container deployment configuration having an associated cost that meets a cost requirement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander John Naylor, Oliver Paul Masters, Samuel Christopher Smith, Andrew James Dunnings
  • Publication number: 20210075866
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for configuring deployment of a distributed system across a plurality of machines of a network. The method may include obtaining network information describing network communication characteristics between a plurality of machines of a network. The method may also include obtaining inter-container communication information describing at least one characteristic of communication between pairs of machines of the plurality of machines for a predetermined time period. The method may also include determining a cost function, the cost function mapping a potential container deployment configuration to an expected communication time, based on the network information and the inter-container communication. The method may also include processing the cost function with an optimization algorithm. The method may also include, in response to the processing, identifying a container deployment configuration having an associated cost that meets a cost requirement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Alexander John Naylor, Oliver Paul Masters, Samuel Christopher Smith, Andrew James Dunnings
  • Publication number: 20210073109
    Abstract: An approach is provided in which the approach captures usage data corresponding to multiple users accessing a codebase that includes multiple code lines. The approach uses the captured usage data to compute a code line usage weighting for at least one of the code lines. The approach also computes a code line test coverage score for at least one code line based on at least one current software test program that tests the codebase. The approach compares the code line usage weighting against the code line test coverage score and flags the code line based on the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Alexander John Naylor-Teece, Samuel Christopher Smith, Oliver Paul Masters, Andrew James Dunnings
  • Publication number: 20210072965
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and a computer program product for deploying a plurality of microservices across a service infrastructure having a plurality of resources is provided. The present invention may include determining at least one dependency of the plurality of microservices. The present invention may include for each resource of the plurality of resources, determining an outage distribution descriptive of an availability of the resource with respect to time. The present invention may include based on the outage distribution associated with each resource and the at least one dependency of the plurality of microservices, determining a deployment configuration of the plurality of microservices across the resources of the service infrastructure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Oliver Paul Masters, Alexander John Naylor, Samuel Christopher Smith, Andrew James Dunnings