International Business Machines had 13 patents in connectivity during Q1 2024. IBM filed patents for provisioning business functions by sending runtime binary activation codes to nodal edge servers, migrating runtime binaries for 5G network slices based on customer requirements, and implementing a qubit allocation service for dynamic network topographies. GlobalData’s report on International Business Machines gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

International Business Machines grant share with connectivity as a theme is 53% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Provisioning business function on edge (Patent ID: US20240069926A1)

The patent filed by IBM describes a method, system, and computer program product for provisioning business functions in an edge computing environment. The process involves sending a runtime binary activation code to a nodal edge server that has the necessary runtime binary for a set of edge devices to perform a business function. A secure shell protocol connection with root operating system access is established to execute the activation code. The system further includes steps for receiving service requests, validating them, determining the need for new or updated runtime binaries, and managing the activation and deactivation of edge servers based on the completion of business functions.

The invention enables efficient provisioning of business functions in edge computing environments by dynamically activating and deactivating runtime binaries on nodal edge servers. By establishing secure connections and validating service requests, the system ensures the proper execution of business functions on edge devices. Additionally, the technology allows for the migration of runtime binaries based on the requirements of the business function, optimizing resource utilization. Overall, the patent outlines a comprehensive approach to managing edge computing resources for efficient and effective business function provisioning.

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