Patents by Inventor Stanley K. Jerrard-Dunne

Stanley K. Jerrard-Dunne 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: 10248551
    Abstract: A tool for testing objects in a client-server environment. The tool receives a plurality of proposed modifications to a baseline set of objects stored in a repository collectively submitted by a plurality of members of a first group of users and a plurality of members of a second group of users. The tool registers each modification of the plurality of proposed modifications with a user identifier corresponding to the user proposing the modification. The tool receives instructions to test the baseline set of objects with modifications that correspond to the first group of users. The tool determines which of the baseline set of objects stored in the repository are subject to the modifications that correspond to the first group of users. The tool executes the baseline set of objects and incorporating the modifications that correspond to the first group of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stanley K. Jerrard-Dunne, Alice-Maria Marascu, Conor D. McGrath, Andrew Penrose
  • Publication number: 20190087434
    Abstract: Merging directory information from a user directory to a common directory includes based on a rule associated with contents of a user directory of a local database, extracting a department indicator from the user directory, mapping the department indicator to a corresponding user record in a common directory of a registry database, and based on the department indicator, marking the user record in the common directory with a department that corresponds to the contents from the user directory with a department for controlling access to that user record in the registry database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: GORDON E. HEGFIELD, RUSSELL HOLDEN, STANLEY K. JERRARD-DUNNE, RAVI RANJAN
  • Patent number: 10169351
    Abstract: Merging directory information from a user directory to a common directory includes based on a rule associated with contents of a user directory of a local database, extracting a department indicator from the user directory, mapping the department indicator to a corresponding user record in a common directory of a registry database, and based on the department indicator, marking the user record in the common directory with a department that corresponds to the contents from the user directory with a department for controlling access to that user record in the registry database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gordon E. Hegfield, Russell Holden, Stanley K. Jerrard-Dunne, Ravi Ranjan
  • Publication number: 20180314620
    Abstract: A tool for testing objects in a client-server environment. The tool receives a plurality of proposed modifications to a baseline set of objects stored in a repository collectively submitted by a plurality of members of a first group of users and a plurality of members of a second group of users. The tool registers each modification of the plurality of proposed modifications with a user identifier corresponding to the user proposing the modification. The tool receives instructions to test the baseline set of objects with modifications that correspond to the first group of users. The tool determines which of the baseline set of objects stored in the repository are subject to the modifications that correspond to the first group of users. The tool executes the baseline set of objects and incorporating the modifications that correspond to the first group of users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Stanley K. Jerrard-Dunne, Alice-Marie Marascu, Conor D. McGrath, Andrew Penrose
  • Patent number: 10042742
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, computer program product, and system for testing objects in a client-server environment. A server computing system receives at least one modification to a set of objects. The server computing system registers the at least one modification with a user identifier. The server computing system receives instructions to execute the set of objects with the at least one modification that is registered to the user identifier. The server computing system determines which of the set objects the at least one modification alters. The server computing system executes the set of objects, wherein the set of objects incorporates the at least one modification associated with the user identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stanley K. Jerrard-Dunne, Alice-Maria Marascu, Conor D. McGrath, Andrew Penrose
  • Patent number: 9998474
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, computer program product, and system for authenticating a user. The application server receives a user log in request and determines if a unique identification accompanies the received user log in request. The application server uses the unique identification to authenticate the identity of the user. The application server determines if the unique identification has been previously received by searching a first database to see if the unique identification was already stored in the first database. If the unique identification is not in the first database then the application server stores the unique identification and grants the user access to the one or more applications hosted on the application server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Stanley K. Jerrard-Dunne
  • Patent number: 9985949
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, computer program product, and system for authenticating a user. The application server receives a user log in request and determines if a unique identification accompanies the received user log in request. The application server uses the unique identification to authenticate the identity of the user. The application server determines if the unique identification has been previously received by searching a first database to see if the unique identification was already stored in the first database. If the unique identification is not in the first database then the application server stores the unique identification and grants the user access to the one or more applications hosted on the application server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Stanley K. Jerrard-Dunne
  • Patent number: 9923940
    Abstract: A first chat controller receives a request to create a group chat session, and creates the session, including determining a first local chat ID for the session. The first chat controller sends the first local chat ID to the server. The server assigns a common chat ID to the session. A second chat controller determines a second local chat ID for the group chat session associated with the second chat controller. The server receives the second local chat ID, receives a request from the second chat controller to control the session, and assigns control of the session to the second chat controller. The server receives a request from a second user to join the group chat session, sends the request to the second chat controller using the second local chat ID. The second chat controller sends an invitation to the second user to join the session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stanley K. Jerrard-Dunne, Andrew T. Penrose
  • Patent number: 9906938
    Abstract: There is provided a method for determining identifying information of a wireless network. The method comprises receiving user or device information from a device determined to be both connectable to the network and within a predetermined range of the network. The method further comprises determining identifying information of the wireless network based on the received user or device information. A computer program product and system corresponding to the method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Al Chakra, Jonathan Dunne, Liam Harpur, Stanley K. Jerrard-Dunne
  • Patent number: 9898511
    Abstract: A system for recommending content based on the audience, implemented by a computing processor, detects content that is to be transmitted to an audience. The system receives a user profile associated with the audience, and scores the content against the user profile to produce a rating. The content is weighted based on at least one attribute associated with the user profile. The system invokes an action in response to the rating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John V. Delaney, Fabien Heinen, Brian Hussey, Stanley K. Jerrard-Dunne, Gordon Keenan
  • Publication number: 20170339157
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, computer program product, and system for authenticating a user. The application server receives a user log in request and determines if a unique identification accompanies the received user log in request. The application server uses the unique identification to authenticate the identity of the user. The application server determines if the unique identification has been previously received by searching a first database to see if the unique identification was already stored in the first database. If the unique identification is not in the first database then the application server stores the unique identification and grants the user access to the one or more applications hosted on the application server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventor: Stanley K. Jerrard-Dunne
  • Publication number: 20170214673
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, computer program product, and system for authenticating a user. The application server receives a user log in request and determines if a unique identification accompanies the received user log in request. The application server uses the unique identification to authenticate the identity of the user. The application server determines if the unique identification has been previously received by searching a first database to see if the unique identification was already stored in the first database. If the unique identification is not in the first database then the application server stores the unique identification and grants the user access to the one or more applications hosted on the application server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventor: Stanley K. Jerrard-Dunne
  • Publication number: 20170199748
    Abstract: An approach for preventing accidental interaction when rendering a user interface, the approach involving monitoring a screen record having one or more screen positions and one or more draw times for one or more user interface components of a program application, recording an interaction time associated with a user interface component and retrieving a draw time of the user interface component from the screen record, calculating whether or not an interaction with the user interface component was incorrectly directed and taking an action with the interaction if the interaction was incorrectly directed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Stanley K. Jerrard-Dunne, Alice-Maria Marascu, Conor D. McGrath
  • Patent number: 9706388
    Abstract: There is provided a method for determining identifying information of a wireless network. The method comprises receiving user or device information from a device determined to be both connectable to the network and within a predetermined range of the network. The method further comprises determining identifying information of the wireless network based on the received user or device information. A computer program product and system corresponding to the method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Al Chakra, Jonathan Dunne, Liam Harpur, Stanley K. Jerrard-Dunne
  • Publication number: 20170171260
    Abstract: A first chat controller receives a request to create a group chat session, and creates the session, including determining a first local chat ID for the session. The first chat controller sends the first local chat ID to the server. The server assigns a common chat ID to the session. A second chat controller determines a second local chat ID for the group chat session associated with the second chat controller. The server receives the second local chat ID, receives a request from the second chat controller to control the session, and assigns control of the session to the second chat controller. The server receives a request from a second user to join the group chat session, sends the request to the second chat controller using the second local chat ID. The second chat controller sends an invitation to the second user to join the session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Stanley K. Jerrard-Dunne, Andrew T. Penrose
  • Patent number: 9628491
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, computer program product, and system for authenticating a user. The application server receives a user log in request and determines if a unique identification accompanies the received user log in request. The application server uses the unique identification to authenticate the identity of the user. The application server determines if the unique identification has been previously received by searching a first database to see if the unique identification was already stored in the first database. If the unique identification is not in the first database then the application server stores the unique identification and grants the user access to the one or more applications hosted on the application server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Stanley K. Jerrard-Dunne
  • Publication number: 20170064532
    Abstract: There is provided a method for determining identifying information of a wireless network. The method comprises receiving user or device information from a device determined to be both connectable to the network and within a predetermined range of the network. The method further comprises determining identifying information of the wireless network based on the received user or device information. A computer program product and system corresponding to the method are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Al Chakra, Jonathan Dunne, Liam Harpur, Stanley K. Jerrard-Dunne
  • Publication number: 20170064543
    Abstract: There is provided a method for determining identifying information of a wireless network. The method comprises receiving user or device information from a device determined to be both connectable to the network and within a predetermined range of the network. The method further comprises determining identifying information of the wireless network based on the received user or device information. A computer program product and system corresponding to the method are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Al Chakra, Jonathan Dunne, Liam Harpur, Stanley K. Jerrard-Dunne
  • Publication number: 20170053127
    Abstract: Merging directory information from a user directory to a common directory includes based on a rule associated with contents of a user directory of a local database, extracting a department indicator from the user directory, mapping the department indicator to a corresponding user record in a common directory of a registry database, and based on the department indicator, marking the user record in the common directory with a department that corresponds to the contents from the user directory with a department for controlling access to that user record in the registry database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: GORDON E. HEGFIELD, RUSSELL HOLDEN, STANLEY K. JERRARD-DUNNE, RAVI RANJAN
  • Publication number: 20170053038
    Abstract: Merging directory information from a user directory to a common directory includes based on a rule associated with contents of a user directory of a local database, extracting a department indicator from the user directory, mapping the department indicator to a corresponding user record in a common directory of a registry database, and based on the department indicator, marking the user record in the common directory with a department that corresponds to the contents from the user directory with a department for controlling access to that user record in the registry database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: GORDON E. HEGFIELD, RUSSELL HOLDEN, STANLEY K. JERRARD-DUNNE, RAVI RANJAN