Patents by Inventor Youssef Drissi

Youssef Drissi 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: 10147637
    Abstract: A method of forming conductive paths and vias is disclosed. In one aspect, patterns of a hard mask layer are transferred into a dielectric layer by etching to form trenches. The trenches define locations for conductive paths of an upper metallization level. At least one trench is interrupted in a longitudinal direction by a block portion of the hard mask layer, the block portion defining the tip-to-tip location of a pair of the conductive paths to be formed. The trenches extend partially through the dielectric layer in regions exposed by the hard mask layer, thereby deepening first and the second holes to extend completely through the dielectric layer. After removing the hard mask layer, the deepened first and second holes and the trenches are filled with a conductive material to form the conductive paths in the trenches and to form the vias in the deepened first and second holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: IMEC vzw
    Inventors: Youssef Drissi, Ryan Ryoung han Kim, Stephane Lariviere, Praveen Raghavan, Darko Trivkovic
  • Publication number: 20180261497
    Abstract: A method of forming conductive paths and vias is disclosed. In one aspect, patterns of a hard mask layer are transferred into a dielectric layer by etching to form trenches. The trenches define locations for conductive paths of an upper metallization level. At least one trench is interrupted in a longitudinal direction by a block portion of the hard mask layer, the block portion defining the tip-to-tip location of a pair of the conductive paths to be formed. The trenches extend partially through the dielectric layer in regions exposed by the hard mask layer, thereby deepening first and the second holes to extend completely through the dielectric layer. After removing the hard mask layer, the deepened first and second holes and the trenches are filled with a conductive material to form the conductive paths in the trenches and to form the vias in the deepened first and second holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Youssef Drissi, Ryan Ryoung han Kim, Stephane Lariviere, Praveen Raghavan, Darko Trivkovic
  • Patent number: 9621586
    Abstract: A method for enhancing resiliency of a service includes: decomposing at least one component associated with the service into a plurality of corresponding smaller elements; encrypting the elements to generate a corresponding plurality of encrypted elements; decomposing each of the encrypted elements into a corresponding plurality of smaller fragments; replicating each of the fragments; encapsulating the fragments into respective intelligent components, each of the intelligent components corresponding to a given one of the encapsulated fragments, each of the intelligent components being configured to independently determine a location of a first storage element in which to store itself; storing each of the intelligent components; and moving the intelligent components from the first storage element location to a second storage element location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory J. Boss, Youssef Drissi, Rick A. Hamilton, II, Chung-Sheng Li
  • Patent number: 9454603
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a data processing system for generating and displaying a semantic type concordance. The data processing system includes memory storing a computer program, a display to display data of a concordance generated by the program, and a processor configured to execute the computer program. The computer program includes instructions for displaying a user interface configured to enable a user to select semantic types and specify at least one text document, generating a concordance of the at least one document based on the semantic types, and displaying data of the generated concordance on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Branimir K. Boguraev, Youssef Drissi, David A. Ferrucci, Paul T. Keyser, Anthony T. Levas
  • Patent number: 9129108
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and system to operate a governed data processing system in concert with a governing data processing system. The method includes operating a secure governing data processing system to monitor operation of at least one governed data processing system to detect a deviation from modeled user and governed data processing system behavior. The method further includes, upon detecting a deviation from the modeled behavior, taking proactive action to mitigate an occurrence of a potential adverse result of an occurrence of a cyber-security threat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Youssef Drissi, Rick A. Hamilton, II, Colin George Harrison, Jack Lawrence Kouloheris, Pratap Chandra Pattnaik, Josyula R. Rao, Chung-Sheng Li
  • Publication number: 20150229671
    Abstract: A method for enhancing resiliency of a service includes: decomposing at least one component associated with the service into a plurality of corresponding smaller elements; encrypting the elements to generate a corresponding plurality of encrypted elements; decomposing each of the encrypted elements into a corresponding plurality of smaller fragments; replicating each of the fragments; encapsulating the fragments into respective intelligent components, each of the intelligent components corresponding to a given one of the encapsulated fragments, each of the intelligent components being configured to independently determine a location of a first storage element in which to store itself; storing each of the intelligent components; and moving the intelligent components from the first storage element location to a second storage element location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2014
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory J. Boss, Youssef Drissi, Rick A. Hamilton, II, Chung-Sheng Li
  • Patent number: 8972440
    Abstract: A semantic query over a corpus of data is constructed using a graphical user interface to create an aggregation of graphical representations of annotations associated with a plurality of data elements contained within the corpus of data and graphical representations of search terms contained within the plurality of data elements. The aggregation includes at least one annotation and at least one search term. The relative positions of the graphical representations of the annotations and the search terms are manipulated within the aggregation within the graphical user interface to express relationships among the annotations and search terms, yielding a visual spatial representation of the semantic query. The annotations, search terms and expressed relationships define the semantic query that is used to search the corpus of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Branimir Konstantinov Boguraev, Eric William Brown, Youssef Drissi, David Angelo Ferrucci, Paul Turquand Keyser, Anthony Tom Levas, Dafna Sheinwald
  • Patent number: 8799286
    Abstract: A system and method for processing data includes organizing medical information in a concept frame data structure, which is adapted to include medical measurements and related metadata. The medical information is analyzed to extract further information using information extractors and to store extracted medical information in the concept frame data structure. References are stored to appropriate visualization methods along with an associated concept in the concept frame data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James W. Cooper, Youssef Drissi, Shahram Ebadollahi, Anthony Tom Levas
  • Publication number: 20140207513
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for procurement of equipment and services are disclosed. Data is collected relating to operations of an organization and the information is made accessible to vendors who may supply goods and services for carrying out the operations. The collected data may include information relating to inputs of the operations, size, shape, and weight of objects handled in the operations, actual and desired throughput, energy use, waste, and other data. Data may be anonymized before being made accessible to vendors, and proposals made by vendors in response to data from a particular organization may be directed to the organization from which the data is collected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Pawan R. Chowdhary, Youssef Drissi, Kaan K. Katircioglu, Scott W. Pollyea
  • Publication number: 20140207516
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for procurement of equipment and services are disclosed. Data is collected relating to operations of an organization and the information is made accessible to vendors who may supply goods and services for carrying out the operations. The collected data may include information relating to inputs of the operations, size, shape, and weight of objects handled in the operations, actual and desired throughput, energy use, waste, and other data. Data may be anonymized before being made accessible to vendors, and proposals made by vendors in response to data from a particular organization may be directed to the organization from which the data is collected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Pawan R. Chowdhary, Youssef Drissi, Kaan K. Katircioglu, Scott W. Pollyea
  • Publication number: 20130290370
    Abstract: A semantic query over a corpus of data is constructed using a graphical user interface to create an aggregation of graphical representations of annotations associated with a plurality of data elements contained within the corpus of data and graphical representations of search terms contained within the plurality of data elements. The aggregation includes at least one annotation and at least one search term. The relative positions of the graphical representations of the annotations and the search terms are manipulated within the aggregation within the graphical user interface to express relationships among the annotations and search terms, yielding a visual spatial representation of the semantic query. The annotations, search terms and expressed relationships define the semantic query that is used to search the corpus of data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Branimir Konstantinov BOGURAEV, Eric William BROWN, Youssef DRISSI, David Angelo FERRUCCI, Paul Turquand KEYSER, Anthony Tom LEVAS, Dafna SHEINWALD
  • Patent number: 8572560
    Abstract: Collaborative program development systems are provided which implement methods for providing automated programming assistance to code developers in a collaborative program development environment. In particular, systems and methods for automated programming assistance are supported by leveraging a database or library of shared code snippets that are classified according to code patterns and rating scores that are derived from feedback and input from various code developers within a collaborative program development environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Youssef Drissi, Daby M. Sow
  • Patent number: 8554496
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring utilization and waste of a natural resource, such as water. Data is received indicating natural resource consumption by a facility. An indication of at least one period of natural resource usage by the facility is received. Natural resource usage corresponding to utilization of the natural resource for a useful purpose. Quantities of the natural resource consumed by the facility during the at least one period of water usage is recorded as a utilized quantity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ian Abbott Donnelly, Youssef Drissi, Tyrone W. Grandison, Colin G. Harrison, Kaan K. Katircioglu, Jurij R. Paraszczak
  • Patent number: 8538915
    Abstract: A system and method for responding to a query. An original query is received. A first semantic query and a second semantic query are extracted from the information of the original query. The first semantic query is transformed, based upon semantic analysis, into a numeric model query. The second semantic query is submitted to a semantic analyzer and the numeric model query is submitted to a numeric model analyzer. A response for the second semantic query and a response for the numeric model query are integrated into an answer for the original query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Youssef Drissi, Tyrone W. Grandison, Colin G. Harrison, Kaan K. Katircioglu, Jurij R. Paraszczak
  • Patent number: 8510327
    Abstract: A semantic query over a corpus of data is constructed using a graphical user interface to create an aggregation of graphical representations of annotations associated with a plurality of data elements contained within the corpus of data and graphical representations of search terms contained within the plurality of data elements. The aggregation includes at least one annotation and at least one search term. The relative positions of the graphical representations of the annotations and the search terms are manipulated within the aggregation within the graphical user interface to express relationships among the annotations and search terms, yielding a visual spatial representation of the semantic query. The annotations, search terms and expressed relationships define the semantic query that is used to search the corpus of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machinees Corporation
    Inventors: Branimir Konstantinov Boguraev, Eric William Brown, Youssef Drissi, David Angelo Ferrucci, Paul Turquand Keyser, Anthony Tom Levas, Dafna Sheinwald
  • Patent number: 8423576
    Abstract: A method includes parsing input from a requestor, where the input includes at least one of a query and a command that is parsed into a structured query having an indication of at least one data stream or set of data streams and at least one action to be performed on the at least one data stream or set of data streams. The method further includes mapping the structured query into a graph of processing elements that are selected and interconnected so as to execute the structured query; instantiating the graph of processing elements and connecting and initializing the instantiated graph of processing elements with an identified at least one data stream or set of data streams to receive data there from; and outputting a result of the structured query to the requestor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Youssef Drissi, Barbara Ann Eckman, Tyrone Wilberforce Grandison, Colin George Harrison, Perry G Hartswick, Jurij R Paraszczak, Ralph Peter Williams
  • Patent number: 8417710
    Abstract: A method, information processing system, and computer readable storage medium manage public relations queries using semantic analysis. A public relations query expressed in natural language is received from a user. A set of relevant topics and subjects associated with the query are identified. A set of information sources are identified that comprise data associated with the set of topics and subjects based on the set of topics and subjects. A set of data from the set of information sources is identified that satisfies the query. A set of weights are assigned to the set of data that has been identified. A set of data elements within the set of data that comprises a set of weights above a given threshold are identified. A response to the query is generated using the set of data elements that has been identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Youssef Drissi, Tyrone W. Grandison, Colin G. Harrison, Kaan K. Katircioglu, Jurij R. Paraszczak
  • Patent number: 8356278
    Abstract: Under the present invention, a best practice violation (BPV) engine resource is first built. This typically occurs by: receiving sets of source code from a plurality of sources; detecting a programming language of each of the sets of source code; extracting code patterns from the sets of source code; defining meta data for each code pattern that indicates a quality thereof, classifying each code pattern; and assigning a rank to each of the code pattern based on it's corresponding meta data as well as a skill level and an experience level of the developer thereof. Once the BPV engine resource is built, it will be used to detect best practice violations in other sets of source code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Youssef Drissi, Tong-Haing Fin, Moon Ju Kim, Lev Koaakov, Juan Leon Rodriquez
  • Publication number: 20120323633
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product are disclosed for providing an integrated solution to a set of supply chain optimization problems. In one embodiment, the method comprises defining a distribution network, vehicle routing, inventory positioning, and environmental sustainability for a supply chain; and combining an optimization of the distribution network, the vehicle routing, the inventory positioning, and the environmental sustainability into a single problem. In an embodiment, the optimization of the distribution network, the vehicle routing, the inventory positioning, and the environmental sustainability are combined into a single problem by using analytical engines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Pawan R. Chowdhary, Youssef Drissi, Mary E. Helander, Kaan K. Katircioglu, Lin Li, Min Min Qiu, Karthik Sourirajan, Karthik Subbian, Takashi Yonezawa
  • Patent number: 8286157
    Abstract: Under the present invention, when an application is deployed, certain information corresponding thereto will be stored in an Enterprise Application Directory (EAD). Thereafter, when an instance of the application is requested (e.g., by a requestor), the information is retrieved from the EAD. In addition, the instance is registered with an Application Access Registry (AAR). Registering the instance involves creating a record in the AAR, generating a unique application access key for the instance, and storing the access key with the information in the record. The access key (and optionally the information) is then returned to the requestor, which can then issue service requests to one or more grid services in the shared computer infrastructure. The service request will include the access key so that the grid service can identify the application by searching for the record in the registry using the access key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Youssef Drissi, Moon J. Kim, Lev Kozakov, Dikran S. Meliksetian, Blanche M. Waddell