Patents by Inventor Shareef F. Alshinnawi

Shareef F. Alshinnawi 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: 20190303547
    Abstract: An apparatus for authorizing file access events includes a processor and a memory that stores code executable by the processor. The code is executable by the processor to record hardware usage patterns prior to a file access event of a file, and correlate the hardware usage patterns with file access events targeting the file. The code is also executable to receive a file access event targeting the file, compare a hardware usage pattern preceding the received file access event targeting the file to the hardware usage patterns correlated with file access events targeting the file, and authorize the received file access event in response to the hardware usage pattern preceding the received file access event targeting the file matching a hardware usage pattern correlated to a file access event targeting the file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: GARY D. CUDAK, JOHN M. PETERSEN, SHAREEF F. ALSHINNAWI, AJAY DHOLAKIA
  • Publication number: 20190294782
    Abstract: Detecting a compromised system using an integrated management controller including receiving a workload characterization for an expected hardware utilization of a computing system, wherein the workload characterization is a pattern of expected hardware utilization of computing hardware on the computing system, and wherein the workload characterization comprises hardware utilization thresholds; storing the workload characterization on an integrated management controller communicatively coupled to the computing hardware on the computing system; monitoring the computing hardware of the computing system using the integrated management controller, including comparing the hardware utilization thresholds of the workload characterization to measured hardware utilization of the computing hardware; determining that the computing system is compromised based on detecting that the measured hardware utilization of the computing hardware has exceeded one of the hardware utilization thresholds of the workload characterizatio
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: GARY D. CUDAK, JOHN M. PETERSEN, SHAREEF F. ALSHINNAWI, AJAY DHOLAKIA
  • Patent number: 10394681
    Abstract: Profiling operating efficiency deviations of a computing system includes: generating a profile of expected operating efficiency for a computing system in an ideal configuration; for each of a plurality of alternative configurations of the computing system, wherein each of the alternative configurations includes a variation of the ideal configuration that introduces a deviation in operating efficiency of the computing system, said variation comprising a root cause of the deviation: monitoring operating efficiency of the computing system identifying, from the monitored operating efficiency, a deviation of operating efficiency from the expected operating efficiency; and recording, in a data structure, an association of the deviation and the root cause of the deviation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Shareef F. Alshinnawi, Gary D. Cudak, Joseph F. Herman, Jr., Jason A. Matteson, J. Mark Weber
  • Publication number: 20190261538
    Abstract: Automatically cooling computer system components for safe servicing includes: determining that a target component of a plurality of components is to be serviced; and reducing temperature of one or more components of said plurality of components if such one or more components exceeds a threshold temperature and such one or more components are within a predefined area of the target component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: SHAREEF F. ALSHINNAWI, GARY D. CUDAK, JEFFREY S. HOLLAND, BEJOY J. KOCHUPARAMBIL, APARNA VALLURY
  • Patent number: 10362715
    Abstract: Automatically cooling computer system components for safe servicing includes: determining that a target component of a plurality of components is to be serviced; and reducing temperature of one or more components of said plurality of components if such one or more components exceeds a threshold temperature and such one or more components are within a predefined area of the target component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Shareef F. Alshinnawi, Gary D. Cudak, Jeffrey S. Holland, Bejoy J. Kochuparambil, Aparna Vallury
  • Patent number: 10334063
    Abstract: Systems, computing devices, and methods for setting data usage levels among computing devices based on predicted data usage are disclosed. According to an aspect, a method includes predicting data usage by a computing device. The computing device is associated with a data usage plan including the computing device and at least one other computing device. The method also includes setting a data usage level of the at least one other computing device based on the predicted data usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Shareef F. Alshinnawi, Gary D. Cudak, Joseph F. Herman, John M. Weber
  • Patent number: 10243935
    Abstract: An apparatus for user authentication based on tracked activity includes an activity tracker module, a challenge module, and an authentication module. The activity tracker module is configured to electronically track one or more activities of a user. Electronically tracking the one or more activities includes obtaining information about at least one activity from an electronic device of the user. The challenge module is configured to present an authentication challenge to the user via a user interface for the electronic device. The authentication challenge is based on the one or more electronically tracked activities for the user. The authentication module is configured to determine whether to authenticate the user for access to one or more resources via the electronic device, based on the user's response to the authentication challenge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventors: John M. Weber, Gary D. Cudak, Shareef F. Alshinnawi, Joseph F. Herman
  • Patent number: 10209749
    Abstract: An apparatus for workload management includes a thermal relationship module, a thermal effect module, and a resource allocation module. The thermal relationship module determines a plurality of thermal relationships among components of an electronic device. Each thermal relationship quantifies a thermal impact on one of the components of utilizing another of the components. The thermal effect module determines one or more potential thermal effects of a workload on the components based on the thermal relationships. The one or more potential thermal effects correspond to one or more possible allocations of resources of at least a portion of the components to run the workload. The resource allocation module selects an allocation of resources from the one or more possible allocations of resources to run the workload, based on the determined potential thermal effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: LENOVO ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Gary D. Cudak, Shareef F. Alshinnawi, Jeffrey S. Holland, Pradeep Ramineni
  • Patent number: 10203994
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining and using correlative thermal efficiency impacts to distribute workloads includes a baseline module, a deviation module, and a transfer module. The baseline module determines a baseline system thermal efficiency of a plurality of servers based on a utilization level of the plurality of servers, the baseline system thermal efficiency including a baseline thermal efficiency of a first server of the plurality of servers. The deviation module determines a deviation in a thermal efficiency from the baseline thermal efficiency of the first server of the plurality of servers based on a new workload assigned to the first server of the plurality of servers. The transfer module transfers the new workload to a second server of the plurality of servers in response to the deviation being above a deviation threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: LENOVO Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) PTE. LTD
    Inventors: Gary D. Cudak, Shareef F. Alshinnawi, Joseph F. Herman, Jason A. Matteson, John M. Weber
  • Patent number: 10178621
    Abstract: A method of a first mobile computing device includes storing a wireless communication address of a second mobile computing device, determining that the first mobile computing device has left a sleep state while in a closed condition, and automatically wirelessly transmitting a notification to the second mobile computing device in response to determining that the first mobile computing device has left the sleep state while in a closed condition. A method of a second mobile computing device includes receiving a wireless notification from a first mobile computing device indicating that the first mobile computing device has left a sleep state while in a closed condition, and providing an alert to a user of the second mobile computing device in response to receiving the wireless notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Shareef F. Alshinnawi, Jeffrey S. Holland, Bejoy J. Kochuparambil, Aparna Vallury
  • Patent number: 10146979
    Abstract: Processing visual cues to improve understanding of an input is described herein, including receiving a visual cue, the visual cue including visual media of a target; storing a list of words representing the target; and updating a probable words dictionary to include the list of words.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Shareef F. Alshinnawi, Gary D. Cudak, Jeffrey S. Holland, Pradeep Ramineni
  • Patent number: 9998404
    Abstract: Automatically orienting hardware ports in a computing device, including: determining a location of a first hardware port configured to receive a first cable connector of a cable; determining a location of a second hardware port configured to receive a second cable connector of the cable; determining, in dependence upon the location of the first hardware port and the location of the second hardware port, orientation information for at least one of the hardware ports; and transmitting an instruction to position at least one of the hardware ports in accordance with the orientation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Shareef F. Alshinnawi, Gary D. Cudak, Edward S. Suffern, J. Mark Weber
  • Publication number: 20180129541
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining placement of computing workloads within a network are disclosed. According to an aspect, a method includes determining one or more attributes of a computing workload to be placed within a network. The method also includes predicting interaction of the computing workload with one or more other computing workloads within the network based on the one or more attributes. Further, the method includes determining placement of the computing workload within the network based on the predicted interaction and a topology of the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Shareef F. Alshinnawi, Gary D. Cudak, Ajay Dholakia, John M. Petersen
  • Publication number: 20180115976
    Abstract: Systems, computing devices, and methods for setting data usage levels among computing devices based on predicted data usage are disclosed. According to an aspect, a method includes predicting data usage by a computing device. The computing device is associated with a data usage plan including the computing device and at least one other computing device. The method also includes setting a data usage level of the at least one other computing device based on the predicted data usage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Shareef F. Alshinnawi, Gary D. Cudak, Joseph F. Herman, John M. Weber
  • Patent number: 9954726
    Abstract: A method includes a compute node transmitting data to a port of a first switch at a first data transfer rate, monitoring the temperature of the port, and a management node providing an instruction to the compute node in response to the port temperature exceeding a temperature limit, wherein the instruction instructs the compute node to reduce the first data transfer rate to the port. The method further includes the compute node reducing the data transfer rate to the port in response to receiving the instruction. The method is applicable to multiple compute nodes transmitting data to multiple ports of a first switch. The data transfer rate may be reduced by throttling the compute node, renegotiating a link speed between the compute node and the port, or redirecting data to another switch. The methods facilitate thermal control of a switch without its own thermal throttling capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Shareef F. Alshinnawi, Gary D. Cudak, Jeffrey S. Holland, Mark McCool, Pradeep Ramineni
  • Patent number: 9942473
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing guidance for image capture includes a recognition module that recognizes data objects in data available to an image capture device. At least a portion of the data includes characters. The apparatus includes a context module that determines a context associated with a first image available from the image capture device. The context includes one or more expected data objects, where the first image includes at least a portion of the recognized data objects. The apparatus includes a data module that compares the expected data objects for the determined context, with the recognized data objects from the first image to identify missing expected data objects not found in the first image. The apparatus includes a guidance module that, in response to identified missing data, provides guidance for capturing a second image expected to include the missing expected data objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: LENOVO ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Gary D. Cudak, Shareef F. Alshinnawi, Brian E. Finley, David R. Kinnie, Marc K. Fisher, Jamie Johnston
  • Patent number: 9940688
    Abstract: The embodiments relate to a computer system, and management of an operating mode of a general-purpose computing on graphics processing unit (GPGPU) adapter. A tool is provided to control the function of the GPGPU adapter. The tool includes an input/output (I/O) interface operatively coupled to the GPGPU adapter. The tool further includes basic input/output system (BIOS) to determine presence of the GPGPU adapter and to interrogate the GPGPU adapter to automatically set an operating mode of the GPGPU adapter. At least two modes of the GPGPU adapter are provided. The GPGPU adapter is set to a first mode in response to determining that the GPGPU adapter is in communication with the visual display, and set to the second mode in response to determining that the GPGPU is not in communication with a visual display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Shareef F. Alshinnawi, Gary D. Cudak, Samuel Fanchiang, Edward S. Suffern, John M. Weber
  • Publication number: 20180070479
    Abstract: A computer program product is provided for controlling the airflow direction through a device enclosure. A first device enclosure is positioned adjacent a second device enclosure, wherein both enclosures have an airflow pathway extending from the front to the back, and a fan for moving air through the airflow pathway, wherein the fan of the first device enclosure is a reversible rotary fan. The computer program product automatically determines whether the first device enclosure is in a first orientation with its front facing in the same direction as the front of the adjacent second device enclosure or in a second orientation with the front facing in the same direction as the back of the adjacent second device enclosure. The airflow direction imparted by a reversible rotary fan is then controlled according to the determined orientation of the first device enclosure relative to the second device enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Shareef F. Alshinnawi, Gary D. Cudak, Edward S. Suffern, J. Mark Weber
  • Publication number: 20180048769
    Abstract: A method is provided for controlling access to a target device. The method comprises receiving, by the target device, primary input from a user or user device, wherein the primary input matches a predetermined input stored by the target device and authorizes the user or user device to access the target device. The method further comprises storing, by the target device, one or more wireless secondary signals that are detected by the target device during a time period in which the primary input is received. Still further, the method comprises allowing access to the target device in response to receiving the primary input, and then allowing access to the target device in response to subsequently receiving at least one of the one or more wireless secondary signals matching one or more of the stored wireless secondary signals in the absence of receiving the primary input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Shareef F. Alshinnawi, Gary D. Cudak, Joseph F. Herman, J. Mark Weber
  • Publication number: 20180041938
    Abstract: An apparatus for contacting a user via an alternate device includes a tracker module, an accessibility module, a contact identification module, and a contact router module. The tracker module obtains tracking information from one or more electronic devices of a user. At least one of the one or more electronic devices includes a communication device. The accessibility module determines, based on the tracking information, that the user is inaccessible via the communication device. The contact identification module autonomously identifies an alternate device for contacting the user. The alternate device is projected, based on the tracking information, to be in proximity to the user. The contact router module reroutes an incoming communication based on the alternate device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: GARY D. CUDAK, JOSEPH F. HERMAN, JOHN M. WEBER, SHAREEF F. ALSHINNAWI