Patents by Inventor Steven J. Mastrianni

Steven J. Mastrianni 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: 20190262576
    Abstract: In one embodiment, there is a computer-implemented method for delivering therapy to a user, comprising: providing data representative of an initial sensory stimulus to a sensory stimulus device and causing the sensory stimulus device to provide the initial sensory stimulus to the user; receiving alpha wave biometric data of the user from a brain electrical activity sensor while the sensory stimulus device provides the initial sensory stimulus; determining whether the alpha wave biometric data meets sensory stimulus adjustment criteria; if the alpha wave biometric data meets sensory stimulus adjustment criteria, adjusting the sensory stimulus provided to the user by providing data representative of an adjusted sensory stimulus to the sensory stimulus device and causing the sensory stimulus device to provide the adjusted sensory stimulus; and if the alpha wave biometric data fails to meet sensory stimulus adjustment criteria, continue causing the sensory stimulus device to provide the initial sensory stimulus t
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventor: Steven J. Mastrianni
  • Patent number: 10286181
    Abstract: In one embodiment, there is a computer-implemented method for delivering therapy to a user, comprising: providing data representative of an initial sensory stimulus to a sensory stimulus device and causing the sensory stimulus device to provide the initial sensory stimulus to the user; receiving alpha wave biometric data of the user from a brain electrical activity sensor while the sensory stimulus device provides the initial sensory stimulus; determining whether the alpha wave biometric data meets sensory stimulus adjustment criteria; if the alpha wave biometric data meets sensory stimulus adjustment criteria, adjusting the sensory stimulus provided to the user by providing data representative of an adjusted sensory stimulus to the sensory stimulus device and causing the sensory stimulus device to provide the adjusted sensory stimulus; and if the alpha wave biometric data fails to meet sensory stimulus adjustment criteria, continue causing the sensory stimulus device to provide the initial sensory stimulus t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Cigna Intellectual Property, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven J. Mastrianni
  • Patent number: 9928349
    Abstract: A secure object manager obtains, from an authorized person, a specification for disposition of at least one object, and creates first instructions, pertaining to the disposition, for a remote secure-object agent on a remote system. A copy of the object and the first instructions are sent to a remote secure-object agent on a remote system, which controls the copy based on the first instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David F. Bantz, Ramon Caceres, Thomas E. Chefalas, Srikant Jalan, Steven J. Mastrianni, Clifford A. Pickover
  • Patent number: 9798986
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for performing computer system management on an activity basis. In one embodiment, computer-system-related items are associated with at least one activity to be performed using the computer system. Then, management procedures are established for the at least one activity. Next, when the computer system is used to perform the at least one activity, the computer-system-related items associated with the at least one activity are managed in accordance with the management procedures established for the at least one activity. In another embodiment, apparatus and methods monitor patterns of use of a computer system. Using information gathered during monitoring operations, activity models are formulated, and for each activity model a management plan is devised. After management plans have been devised for each activity model, the use of the computer system is monitored to identify actions being performed with the computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David F Bantz, Thomas E Chefalas, Srikant Jalan, Steven J Mastrianni, Clifford Alan Pickover
  • Publication number: 20170189639
    Abstract: In one embodiment, there is a computer-implemented method for delivering therapy to a user, comprising: providing data representative of an initial sensory stimulus to a sensory stimulus device and causing the sensory stimulus device to provide the initial sensory stimulus to the user; receiving alpha wave biometric data of the user from a brain electrical activity sensor while the sensory stimulus device provides the initial sensory stimulus; determining whether the alpha wave biometric data meets sensory stimulus adjustment criteria; if the alpha wave biometric data meets sensory stimulus adjustment criteria, adjusting the sensory stimulus provided to the user by providing data representative of an adjusted sensory stimulus to the sensory stimulus device and causing the sensory stimulus device to provide the adjusted sensory stimulus; and if the alpha wave biometric data fails to meet sensory stimulus adjustment criteria, continue causing the sensory stimulus device to provide the initial sensory stimulus t
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventor: Steven J. Mastrianni
  • Publication number: 20160379134
    Abstract: Historical data and real-time data are collected for a plurality of computing resources. Based on the collected historical data, typical behavior of the plurality of computing resources is modeled and resulting models are stored in a model repository. With an inference engine, the real-time data is compared to the models. The plurality of computing resources are managed based on the comparing step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Andrzej Kochut, Steven J. Mastrianni, Anca Sailer, Charles O. Schulz
  • Publication number: 20160050135
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method or real-time measurement of a user interface performance in a remote desktop environment is provided. The computer-implemented method may include host computer receiving a command data package and a client request time from client computer, where the client request time is a timestamp of a time at which the command data package was sent from client computer to host computer. The computer-implemented method may further include host computer recording the client request time and a request arrival time, where the request arrival time is a timestamp of a time at which the command data package was received by host computer. The computer-implemented method may further include host computer calculating a first traverse time, where the first traverse time is a time difference between the client request time and the request arrival time to determine a real-time measurement of a user interface performance in the remote desktop environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Andrzej Kochut, Steven J. Mastrianni, Anca Sailer, Charles O. Schulz
  • Patent number: 9153135
    Abstract: A warning system and method include a memory device configured to store one or more condition criteria. A monitoring device is configured to monitor a status of the one or more condition criteria. The monitoring device is triggered by a triggering event related to the status to generate a warning signal responsive to the triggering event. A mobile computing device is configured to communicate with the monitoring device and an external network to receive the warning signal and output a warning message on the external network to one or more designated entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David F. Bantz, Thomas E. Chefalas, Leslie S. Liu, Steven J. Mastrianni, James R. Moulic, Dennis G. Shea
  • Patent number: 9037728
    Abstract: In an exemplary embodiment, a method is disclosed that includes, in an electronic device, forming a hypothesis that a situation exists based on one or more situation definitions and data from one or more sensors accessible by the electronic device. The method includes searching for other electronic devices via one or more network interfaces in the electronic device and establishing a network with one or more other electronic devices found during the searching. The method also includes receiving information from the one or more other electronic devices, the information corresponding to the situation. The method further includes, based at least on the information, modifying the hypothesis that the situation exists. Apparatus and computer readable memory media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kun Bai, David F. Bantz, Thomas E. Chefalas, Leslie S. Liu, Steven J. Mastrianni, James R. Moulic, Dennis G. Shea
  • Patent number: 8977900
    Abstract: Remediating events of components using behaviors via an administrator system and an administrator client. The administrator system receives an event from a component of an information technology (IT) environment. A behavior is determined at least partly from the event. The behavior is determined to be an anomalous behavior at least partly from a group of previously received events. A coefficient is calculated, via a calculation, for the anomalous behavior at least partly from a weight. The administrator system sends a description of the anomalous behavior and a group of options to the administrator client. The description is at least partly based on the calculation. The administrator system receives a severity indication from the administrator client. The weight, the calculation, and the description are updated based on the severity indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrzej Kochut, Steven J. Mastrianni, Anca Sailer, Charles O. Schulz
  • Patent number: 8952800
    Abstract: A system and method includes sensors configured to measure conditions of a vehicle. A monitoring module is configured to evaluate the conditions input thereto from the sensors. The monitoring module is further configured to determine a state of a mobile device located within the vehicle. Based upon a combination of the conditions of the vehicle and the state of the mobile device, a determination of improper use of the mobile device is made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David F. Bantz, Thomas E. Chefalas, Leslie S. Liu, Steven J. Mastrianni, James R. Moulic, Dennis G. Shea
  • Patent number: 8935572
    Abstract: Remediating events of components using behaviors via an administrator system and an administrator client. The administrator system receives an event from a component of an information technology (IT) environment. A behavior is determined at least partly from the event. The behavior is determined to be an anomalous behavior at least partly from a group of previously received events. A coefficient is calculated, via a calculation, for the anomalous behavior at least partly from a weight. The administrator system sends a description of the anomalous behavior and a group of options to the administrator client. The description is at least partly based on the calculation. The administrator system receives a severity indication from the administrator client. The weight, the calculation, and the description are updated based on the severity indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrzej Kochut, Steven J. Mastrianni, Anca Sailer, Charles O. Schulz
  • Patent number: 8856280
    Abstract: In a first aspect of the present invention, methods and apparatus implement graphical user interfaces for interactively specifying service level agreements used to regulate delivery of services to, for example, computer systems. An interactive graphical user interface allows a user to see the effects of varying values of service delivery variables on the level of service achievable in a particular service delivery context. In a second aspect, methods and apparatus of the present invention provision resources required for service delivery. In the second aspect, the methods and apparatus of the present invention select a service delivery model dependent on context. The selected service delivery model is used to provision resources that will be required during service delivery. In a third aspect, methods and apparatus of the present invention monitor compliance with a service level agreement during a service delivery event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David F. Bantz, Thomas E. Chefalas, Peter W. Gayek, Walter C. Huber, Srikant Jalan, Patrik Lehrner, Steven J. Mastrianni, Marco Porak
  • Patent number: 8856023
    Abstract: In a first aspect of the present invention, methods and apparatus implement graphical user interfaces for interactively specifying service level agreements used to regulate delivery of services to, for example, computer systems. An interactive graphical user interface allows a user to see the effects of varying values of service delivery variables on the level of service achievable in a particular service delivery context. In a second aspect, methods and apparatus of the present invention provision resources required for service delivery. In the second aspect, the methods and apparatus of the present invention select a service delivery model dependent on context. The selected service delivery model is used to provision resources that will be required during service delivery. In a third aspect, methods and apparatus of the present invention monitor compliance with a service level agreement during a service delivery event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David F. Bantz, Thomas E. Chefalas, Peter W. Gayek, Walter C. Huber, Srikant Jalan, Patrik Lehrner, Steven J. Mastrianni, Marco Porak
  • Patent number: 8813044
    Abstract: A method, system, and article of manufacture are disclosed for transforming a definition of a process for delivering a service. This service process definition is comprised of computer readable code. The method comprises the steps of expressing a given set of assumptions in a computer readable code; and transforming said process definition by using a processing unit to apply said assumptions to said process definition to change the configuration of the process definition. The process definition may be transformed by using factors relating to the specific context in or for which the process definition is executed. Also, the process definition may be transformed by identifying, in a flow diagram for the service process definition, flows to which the assumptions apply, and applying program rewriting techniques to those identified flows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David F. Bantz, Steven J. Mastrianni, James R. Moulic, Dennis G. Shea
  • Patent number: 8805743
    Abstract: A computer controlled implementation for distributing portions of a license to use software entities, granted by a licensor to a primary licensee, to subsequent secondary licensees comprising determining a dividable value for the primary license to use a software entity, enabling the primary licensee to grant a portion of the dividable value of the primary license to use the software entity to a secondary licensee, enabling the licensor, the licensee and the secondary licensee to add value to said values of the licenses and tracking said value of the license and of the portion granted to said secondary licensee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David Bantz, Thomas E. Chefalas, Rick A. Hamilton, II, Srikant Jalan, Steven J. Mastrianni, Clifford A. Pickover, James W. Seaman
  • Patent number: 8769507
    Abstract: A method, system, and article of manufacture are disclosed for transforming a definition of a process for delivering a service on a specified computing device. This service process definition is comprised of computer readable code. The method comprises the steps of expressing a given set of assumptions in a computer readable code; and transforming the definition by using a processing unit to apply the assumptions to the definition of the process to change the way in which the process operates. The definition of the process may be transformed by using factors relating to the specific context in or for which the definition is executed. Also, the definition may be transformed by identifying, in a flow diagram for the process, flows to which the assumptions apply, and applying program rewriting techniques to those identified flows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David F. Bantz, Steven J. Mastrianni, James R. Moulic, Dennis G. Shea
  • Publication number: 20140082171
    Abstract: Remediating events of components using behaviors via an administrator system and an administrator client. The administrator system receives an event from a component of an information technology (IT) environment. A behavior is determined at least partly from the event. The behavior is determined to be an anomalous behavior at least partly from a group of previously received events. A coefficient is calculated, via a calculation, for the anomalous behavior at least partly from a weight. The administrator system sends a description of the anomalous behavior and a group of options to the administrator client. The description is at least partly based on the calculation. The administrator system receives a severity indication from the administrator client. The weight, the calculation, and the description are updated based on the severity indication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrzej Kochut, Steven J. Mastrianni, Anca Sailer, Charles O. Schulz
  • Publication number: 20140082407
    Abstract: Remediating events of components using behaviors via an administrator system and an administrator client. The administrator system receives an event from a component of an information technology (IT) environment. A behavior is determined at least partly from the event. The behavior is determined to be an anomalous behavior at least partly from a group of previously received events. A coefficient is calculated, via a calculation, for the anomalous behavior at least partly from a weight. The administrator system sends a description of the anomalous behavior and a group of options to the administrator client. The description is at least partly based on the calculation. The administrator system receives a severity indication from the administrator client. The weight, the calculation, and the description are updated based on the severity indication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrzej Kochut, Steven J. Mastrianni, Anca Sailer, Charles O. Schulz
  • Patent number: 8510425
    Abstract: In a first aspect of the present invention, methods and apparatus implement graphical user interfaces for interactively specifying service level agreements used to regulate delivery of services to, for example, computer systems. An interactive graphical user interface allows a user to see the effects of varying values of service delivery variables on the level of service achievable in a particular service delivery context. In a second aspect, methods and apparatus of the present invention provision resources required for service delivery. In the second aspect, the methods and apparatus of the present invention select a service delivery model dependent on context. The selected service delivery model is used to provision resources that will be required during service delivery. In a third aspect, methods and apparatus of the present invention monitor compliance with a service level agreement during a service delivery event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David F. Bantz, Thomas E. Chefalas, Peter W. Gayek, Walter C. Huber, Srikant Jalan, Patrik Lehrner, Steven J. Mastrianni, Marco Porak