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Nixon Cheaz: Method to segregate suspicious threads in a hosted environment to prevent CPU resource exhaustion from hung threads. International Business Machines Corporation, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser P C, Bruce Clay Esq, May 5, 2009: US07530072 (12 worldwide citation)

A system and method for segregating suspicious threads in a hosted environment to prevent CPU resource exhaustion from hung threads are disclosed. An application server identify suspicious threads that may cause the threads to hang or to execute for a long period of time and transfers the suspicious ...


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Diane Christine Chalmers, Nixon Cheaz, David Michael Stecher: Protection for unauthorized firmware and software upgrades to consumer electronic devices. International Business Machines Corporation, Robert H Frantz, Jeffrey S LaBaw, October 7, 2014: US08856771 (4 worldwide citation)

A firmware or software update, patch, or upgrade image is authenticated by forcing its checksum to match a pre-determined value. The pre-determined value is known by a consumer electronic device in advance of propagating the image for installation. Upon propagation, the device determines a checksum ...


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Diane C Chalmers, Nixon Cheaz, Andrew J Ivory, David M Stecher: Filtering prohibited language formed inadvertently via a user-interface. International Business Machines Corporation, DeLizio Gilliam PLLC, February 24, 2015: US08965752 (1 worldwide citation)

Some embodiments of the inventive subject matter are directed to detecting that a text string is subject to an algorithmic function that would modify one of more parts of the text string to be at least one proposed text substring for presentation via a user interface, wherein the at least one propos ...


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Diane C Chalmers, Nixon Cheaz, Andrew J Ivory, David M Stecher: Filtering prohibited language formed inadvertently via a user-interface. International Business Machines Corporation, DeLizio Law PLLC, March 7, 2017: US09588949

Some examples described are directed to detecting that an object in a graphical user interface (GUI) obscures presentation of a first portion of a word below the object in a layering order of the GUI. A second portion of the word is displayed in the GUI. Some examples are further directed to evaluat ...


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Diane C Chalmers, Nixon Cheaz, James Y McVea Jr, David M Stecher: Method for ranking analysis tools. International Business Machines Corporation, North Shore Patents P C, Michele Liu Baillie, September 16, 2014: US08839048

Analysis tools are used for resolving a service request for software performance problems. Ranking of the analysis tools includes measuring a plurality of times to resolution of a plurality of service requests for software performance problems after runnings of a plurality of analysis tools are init ...


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Nixon Cheaz, William T Cochran, Anthony M Diaz, Bradley M Segobiano: Connection of an autonomous vehicle with a second vehicle to receive goods. International Business Machines Corporation, Brown & Michaels PC, Robert Shatto, January 1, 2019: US10166976

Connecting a first autonomous vehicle with a second vehicle to control the second vehicle during the transfer of goods to the first autonomous vehicle while moving. The first autonomous vehicle: receives a request from the second vehicle to connect to the second vehicle; initiates control over the s ...


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Diane C Chalmers, Nixon Cheaz, David M Stecher: Using distance from a forum posting as criteria to selectively convey email notifications or not. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION, Patent on Demand P A, Brian K Buchheit, Scott M Garrett, March 1, 2016: US09276889

A collaboration server determines a response to a posting on a communication forum. The collaboration server determines whether or not to convey an email notification to a posting user via email based upon a distance threshold established for email notifications. The distance threshold is an integer ...


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Nixon Cheaz: Method and System for Enabling and Disabling Features of a Computer Application Using a Preview Mode Within a Graphical User Interface. Dillon & Yudell, July 2, 2009: US20090172576-A1

A method, system and computer program product are disclosed for enabling and disabling features of a computer application using a capabilities preview mode within a graphical user interface element of the computer application. In one embodiment, the method includes displaying a graphical user interf ...


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Nixon Cheaz: Apparatus, system, and method for opening a security lock slot of an electronic device. International Business Machines Corporation, Kunzler & Mckenzie, June 11, 2009: US20090145184-A1

A computer program product, apparatus, and system are disclosed for opening a security lock slot of an electronic device. The apparatus for opening a security lock slot of an electronic device is provided with a plurality of modules configured to functionally execute the necessary steps to receive a ...


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Nixon Cheaz: Automated active keyword content searching. International Business Machines Corporation, Lee Law Pllc, Ibm Customer Number, February 10, 2011: US20110035392-A1

A keyword for use in automated searches of items of content subsequently received is configured at a content processing device. An item of content is received at the content processing device. A search within the item of content for the keyword is automatically performed. An alert is generated upon ...