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1 US2020099544A1
COGNITIVE COMPONENT SELECTION AND IMPLEMENTATION
Publication/Patent Number: US2020099544A1 Publication Date: 2020-03-26 Application Number: 16/140,344 Filing Date: 2018-09-24 Inventor: Dickens, Louie A.   Lopez, Rodolfo   Miranda, Bautista Mara   Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation   IPC: H04L12/28 Abstract: A computer-implemented method according to one embodiment includes identifying locations of a plurality of components to be implemented within a site, identifying characteristics of the site, and determining details for each of the plurality of components to be implemented within the site, utilizing the location of the plurality of components and the characteristics of the site. A computer-implemented method according to one embodiment includes identifying locations of a plurality of components to be implemented within a site, identifying characteristics of the site, and determining details for each of the plurality of components to be implemented ...More ...Less
2 US10560496B2
Automatic registration of devices
Publication/Patent Number: US10560496B2 Publication Date: 2020-02-11 Application Number: 14/923,804 Filing Date: 2015-10-27 Inventor: Amber, Thomas J.   Dickens, Louie A.   Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION   IPC: G06F15/16 Abstract: Exemplary methods, computer systems, and computer program products for automatic registration of devices in a computer environment are provided. In one embodiment, the computer environment is configured for monitoring a fibre channel. In response to one of a fabric login (FLOGI) and a fixed disk (Fdisk) received from one of an initiator and a target disk, executing each of an automatic name server registration, a state change registration, and a management server registration to identify at least one of the plurality of devices, and signing up one of the initiator and the target disk for the automatic name server registration, the state change registration, and the management server registration, wherein port initialization is eliminated for the initiator. Exemplary methods, computer systems, and computer program products for automatic registration of devices in a computer environment are provided. In one embodiment, the computer environment is configured for monitoring a fibre channel. In response to one of a fabric login (FLOGI) ...More ...Less
3 US2020042015A1
LIMITED DESTINATION AUTOMATIC GROUND SERVICES TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
Publication/Patent Number: US2020042015A1 Publication Date: 2020-02-06 Application Number: 16/053,561 Filing Date: 2018-08-02 Inventor: Dickens, Louie A.   Astigarraga, Tara   Derobertis, Christopher   Winarski, Daniel J.   Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation   IPC: G05D1/02 Abstract: An apparatus for includes a detection module, determination module, dispatch module, and notification module. The detection module detects at least one rider at a pickup location. The determination module determines a qualifying automated guided vehicle of a fleet of automated guided vehicles based on at least one of distance to the pickup location, passenger capacity, or vehicle type. The dispatch module dispatches the qualifying automated guided vehicle of the fleet of automated guided vehicles in response to the detection module detecting the at least one rider at the pickup location. The notification module notifies of delivery of the at least one rider to a destination location. An apparatus for includes a detection module, determination module, dispatch module, and notification module. The detection module detects at least one rider at a pickup location. The determination module determines a qualifying automated guided vehicle of a fleet of automated ...More ...Less
4 US10530791B2
Storage environment activity monitoring
Publication/Patent Number: US10530791B2 Publication Date: 2020-01-07 Application Number: 15/238,606 Filing Date: 2016-08-16 Inventor: Astigarraga, Tara   Derobertis, Christopher V.   Dickens, Louie A.   Winarski, Daniel J.   Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation   IPC: H04L29/06 Abstract: A computer-implemented method according to one embodiment includes identifying a storage environment, establishing a baseline associated with input and output requests within the storage environment, monitoring activity associated with the storage environment, comparing the activity to the baseline, and performing one or more actions, based on the comparing. A computer-implemented method according to one embodiment includes identifying a storage environment, establishing a baseline associated with input and output requests within the storage environment, monitoring activity associated with the storage environment, comparing the ...More ...Less
5 US10567406B2
Cloud computing environment activity monitoring
Publication/Patent Number: US10567406B2 Publication Date: 2020-02-18 Application Number: 15/238,645 Filing Date: 2016-08-16 Inventor: Astigarraga, Tara   Derobertis, Christopher V.   Dickens, Louie A.   Winarski, Daniel J.   Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation   IPC: H04L29/06 Abstract: A computer-implemented method according to one embodiment includes identifying a cloud computing environment, establishing a baseline associated with input and output requests within the cloud computing environment, monitoring activity associated with the cloud computing environment, comparing the activity to the baseline, and performing one or more actions, based on the comparing. A computer-implemented method according to one embodiment includes identifying a cloud computing environment, establishing a baseline associated with input and output requests within the cloud computing environment, monitoring activity associated with the cloud computing ...More ...Less
6 US2020082677A1
END USER PROTECTION AGAINST ATM KEYPAD OVERLAY
Publication/Patent Number: US2020082677A1 Publication Date: 2020-03-12 Application Number: 16/682,112 Filing Date: 2019-11-13 Inventor: Astigarraga, Tara   Derobertis, Christopher V.   Dickens, Louie A.   Grice, Donald G.   Mosqueda, Mejia Jose R.   Winarski, Daniel J.   Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION   IPC: G07F19/00 Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for data entry device security are provided. Aspects include receiving an indication of a user presence at a data entry device, wherein the data entry device includes a surface with apertures, and wherein the apertures include a material with a reflection coefficient. A presence of a fraud device is determined by emitting, from beneath the surface, security light from a set of one or more emitters, wherein the security light has a security light luminous power. A reflection of the security light off the material is collected by a first set of one or more sensors, wherein the reflection has a reflection luminous power. A luminous power range is determined based on the security light luminous power and the reflection coefficient and based on the reflection luminous power being outside the luminous power range, security measures are engaged at the data entry device. Methods, systems, and computer program products for data entry device security are provided. Aspects include receiving an indication of a user presence at a data entry device, wherein the data entry device includes a surface with apertures, and wherein the apertures include a ...More ...Less
7 US10529194B2
End user protection against ATM keypad overlay
Publication/Patent Number: US10529194B2 Publication Date: 2020-01-07 Application Number: 15/800,183 Filing Date: 2017-11-01 Inventor: Astigarraga, Tara   Derobertis, Christopher V.   Dickens, Louie A.   Grice, Donald G.   Mosqueda, Mejia Jose R.   Winarski, Daniel J.   Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION   IPC: G06F21/82 Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for data entry device security are provided. Aspects include receiving an indication of a user presence at a data entry device, wherein the data entry device includes a surface with apertures, and wherein the apertures include a material with a reflection coefficient. A presence of a fraud device is determined by emitting, from beneath the surface, security light from a set of one or more emitters, wherein the security light has a security light luminous power. A reflection of the security light off the material is collected by a first set of one or more sensors, wherein the reflection has a reflection luminous power. A luminous power range is determined based on the security light luminous power and the reflection coefficient and based on the reflection luminous power being outside the luminous power range, security measures are engaged at the data entry device. Methods, systems, and computer program products for data entry device security are provided. Aspects include receiving an indication of a user presence at a data entry device, wherein the data entry device includes a surface with apertures, and wherein the apertures include a ...More ...Less
8 US2019077353A1
COGNITIVE-BASED VEHICULAR INCIDENT ASSISTANCE
Publication/Patent Number: US2019077353A1 Publication Date: 2019-03-14 Application Number: 15/703,858 Filing Date: 2017-09-13 Inventor: Lopez, Rodolfo   Dickens, Louie A.   Maldonado, Julio A.   Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION   IPC: B60R21/0132 Abstract: An apparatus, method, program product, and system are disclosed for cognitive-based vehicular incident assistance. A sensor module samples, on a continuous basis at periodic intervals, motion data from one or more sensors of a vehicle while the vehicle is in motion. An incident module detects that the vehicle is involved in a traffic incident based on the one or more sensors. An aggregation module scrapes, at the time of the traffic incident, external data sources available over one or more data networks for data related to the traffic incident, and supplements the sampled motion data with the scraped data related. A recommendation module generates and makes available, in real-time, one or more recommendations for responding to the traffic incident using cognitive computing processes based on the supplemented motion data. The one or more recommendations include information specific to a role of one or more individuals at the traffic incident. An apparatus, method, program product, and system are disclosed for cognitive-based vehicular incident assistance. A sensor module samples, on a continuous basis at periodic intervals, motion data from one or more sensors of a vehicle while the vehicle is in motion. An incident ...More ...Less
9 US10169563B2
Encryption authorization dongle having volatile memory
Publication/Patent Number: US10169563B2 Publication Date: 2019-01-01 Application Number: 15/418,203 Filing Date: 2017-01-27 Inventor: Biesecker, Timothy   Dickens, Louie A.   Fleming, Mark S.   Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation   IPC: G06F21/34 Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, computer program product, and device for accessing encrypted data. A communication link may be established between an authorization dongle and a secure device having encrypted data stored thereon. A communication link may also be established between the authorization dongle and a secure server. An encryption key associated with the encrypted data may be received from the secure server. The encryption key may be stored in volatile memory on the authorization dongle. An indication that a user is attempting to access the encrypted data may be received. The encryption key may be transmitted from the authorization dongle to the secure device in response to the user attempting to access the encrypted data. Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, computer program product, and device for accessing encrypted data. A communication link may be established between an authorization dongle and a secure device having encrypted data stored thereon. A communication link may ...More ...Less
10 US2019044789A1
TESTING AND DELIVERING VERIFICATION OF NETWORK CONFIGURATIONS
Publication/Patent Number: US2019044789A1 Publication Date: 2019-02-07 Application Number: 15/667,286 Filing Date: 2017-08-02 Inventor: Dickens, Louie A.   Lopez, Rodolfo   Maldonado, Julio A.   Rivera, Juan G.   Torres, Pedro V.   Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation   IPC: H04L12/24 Abstract: Systems and computer program products to perform an operation comprising receiving an indication of a type and a target of a fault to inject in a network, the network comprising a plurality of devices and a plurality of network elements, generating at least a first predicted network map depicting a predicted configuration of the plurality of devices and network elements subsequent to injecting the fault in the network, injecting the fault at the target in the network, generating an actual network map depicting an actual configuration of the plurality of devices and network elements, identifying, based on a comparison of the first predicted network map and the actual network map, at least one difference in the predicted and actual configurations, and outputting for display an indication of the identified at least one difference. Systems and computer program products to perform an operation comprising receiving an indication of a type and a target of a fault to inject in a network, the network comprising a plurality of devices and a plurality of network elements, generating at least a first predicted ...More ...Less
11 US2019272745A1
COGNITIVE-BASED TRAFFIC INCIDENT SNAPSHOT TRIGGERING
Publication/Patent Number: US2019272745A1 Publication Date: 2019-09-05 Application Number: 15/910,968 Filing Date: 2018-03-02 Inventor: Lopez, Rodolfo   Dickens, Louie A.   Maldonado, Julio A.   Hames, Alexander D.   Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation   IPC: G08G1/01 Abstract: A method for cognitive-based traffic incident snapshot triggering comprises acquiring data, via a first agent, from each of a plurality of local sensors. The first agent is configured to acquire the data from each of the plurality of local sensors in windows having a first window size. The method also comprises acquiring data, via a second agent, from each of a subset of the plurality of local sensors in windows having a second window size; detecting a pattern in the data acquired via the second agent, the pattern indicating a traffic incident; and in response to detecting a pattern indicating the traffic incident, aggregating all data acquired via the first agent from a time when the pattern was detected until motion of the vehicle stops with the pre-determined number of windows of data stored at the time when the pattern was detected. A method for cognitive-based traffic incident snapshot triggering comprises acquiring data, via a first agent, from each of a plurality of local sensors. The first agent is configured to acquire the data from each of the plurality of local sensors in windows having a first ...More ...Less
12 US2019044790A1
TESTING AND DELIVERING VERIFICATION OF NETWORK CONFIGURATIONS
Publication/Patent Number: US2019044790A1 Publication Date: 2019-02-07 Application Number: 15/807,107 Filing Date: 2017-11-08 Inventor: Dickens, Louie A.   Lopez, Rodolfo   Maldonado, Julio A.   Rivera, Juan G.   Torres, Pedro V.   Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation   IPC: H04L12/24 Abstract: Methods to perform an operation comprising receiving an indication of a type and a target of a fault to inject in a network, the network comprising a plurality of devices and a plurality of network elements, generating at least a first predicted network map depicting a predicted configuration of the plurality of devices and network elements subsequent to injecting the fault in the network, injecting the fault at the target in the network, generating an actual network map depicting an actual configuration of the plurality of devices and network elements, identifying, based on a comparison of the first predicted network map and the actual network map, at least one difference in the predicted and actual configurations, and outputting for display an indication of the identified at least one difference. Methods to perform an operation comprising receiving an indication of a type and a target of a fault to inject in a network, the network comprising a plurality of devices and a plurality of network elements, generating at least a first predicted network map depicting a predicted ...More ...Less
13 US2019088114A1
COGNITIVE-BASED INCIDENT RESPONSE
Publication/Patent Number: US2019088114A1 Publication Date: 2019-03-21 Application Number: 15/707,712 Filing Date: 2017-09-18 Inventor: Kumhyr, David B.   Behnken, John F.   Dickens, Louie A.   Lopez, Rodolfo   Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION   IPC: G08G1/01 Abstract: An apparatus, method, program product, and system are disclosed for cognitive-based incident response. A sensor module captures baseline environment data related to a traffic incident using one or more sensors at a location of the traffic incident. A recommendation module generates and makes available, in real-time, one or more recommendations for responding to the traffic incident using cognitive computing processes based on the baseline environment data, the one or more recommendations comprising precautionary information for managing one or more emergency situations at the traffic incident. An update module continuously captures new environment data for the traffic incident using the one or more sensors, supplements the baseline environment data with the new environment data, and generates and makes available, in real-time, one or more updated recommendations based on the supplemented environment data using the supplemented environment data and the cognitive computing processes. An apparatus, method, program product, and system are disclosed for cognitive-based incident response. A sensor module captures baseline environment data related to a traffic incident using one or more sensors at a location of the traffic incident. A recommendation module ...More ...Less
14 US10291709B2
Protocol independent storage discovery and enablement
Publication/Patent Number: US10291709B2 Publication Date: 2019-05-14 Application Number: 15/969,160 Filing Date: 2018-05-02 Inventor: Astigarraga, Tara   Derobertis, Christopher V.   Dickens, Louie A.   Winarski, Daniel J.   Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation   IPC: H04L12/46 Abstract: A manager node provides discovery, translation, and mapping services for supported Ethernet protocol layers. The manager node discovers other nodes within the cloud environment and issues commands to each of the discovered nodes to obtain storage device specific information associated to storage devices communicatively connected to the discovered nodes. The storage device information obtained may include such things as device function (initiator or target), device model number, device capacity, and available storage (free), etc. When the manager node has gathered the storage device specific information it may create a list of all feasible storage devices that could be utilized within the cloud environment. The manager node may determine which of the discovered storage devices will be enabled. Subsequently, the manager node map may serve as an address translator and/or a gateway between protocols. A manager node provides discovery, translation, and mapping services for supported Ethernet protocol layers. The manager node discovers other nodes within the cloud environment and issues commands to each of the discovered nodes to obtain storage device specific information ...More ...Less
15 US10243996B2
LAN/SAN network security management
Publication/Patent Number: US10243996B2 Publication Date: 2019-03-26 Application Number: 14/988,466 Filing Date: 2016-01-05 Inventor: Astigarraga, Tara   Derobertis, Christopher V.   Dickens, Louie A.   Winarski, Daniel J.   Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation   IPC: H01L29/06 Abstract: An apparatus for managing network security includes an inventory module, a survey module, an observation module, and a security module. The inventory module identifies each node of a network. The survey module gathers information for each node of the network. The security module generates notifications to one or more users in response to the observation module detecting one or more irregularities. An apparatus for managing network security includes an inventory module, a survey module, an observation module, and a security module. The inventory module identifies each node of a network. The survey module gathers information for each node of the network. The security module ...More ...Less
16 US10229230B2
Simulating a large network load
Publication/Patent Number: US10229230B2 Publication Date: 2019-03-12 Application Number: 14/590,478 Filing Date: 2015-01-06 Inventor: Astigarraga, Tara   Derobertis, Christopher V.   Dickens, Louie A.   Starling, Michael E.   Winarski, Daniel J.   Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation   IPC: G06G7/62 Abstract: A SAN testing application may be provided to restrict the utilization of one or more SAN device resources. The restricted, or throttled, resource(s) enables a smaller load to stress a SAN switch to effectively emulate a larger load. Resource throttling may, for example, result in the rapid filling of switch buffers and corresponding computational stress. The emulated load allows for all ports of a SAN switch to be simultaneously tested without the need or expense of a large number computing devices stressing the SAN. The SAN device with throttled resource(s) may be located within a testing environment or may be located in a functioning SAN to determine SAN bottlenecks prior to critical loading. A SAN testing application may be provided to restrict the utilization of one or more SAN device resources. The restricted, or throttled, resource(s) enables a smaller load to stress a SAN switch to effectively emulate a larger load. Resource throttling may, for example, result ...More ...Less
17 US2019207982A1
LAN/SAN NETWORK SECURITY MANAGEMENT
Publication/Patent Number: US2019207982A1 Publication Date: 2019-07-04 Application Number: 16/290,821 Filing Date: 2019-03-01 Inventor: Astigarraga, Tara   Derobertis, Christopher V.   Dickens, Louie A.   Winarski, Daniel J.   Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation   IPC: H04L29/06 Abstract: An apparatus for managing network security includes an inventory module, a survey module, an observation module, and a security module. The inventory module identifies each node of a network. The survey module gathers information for each node of the network. The security module generates notifications to one or more users in response to the observation module detecting one or more irregularities. An apparatus for managing network security includes an inventory module, a survey module, an observation module, and a security module. The inventory module identifies each node of a network. The survey module gathers information for each node of the network. The security module ...More ...Less