IBM Inventors Produce a Record 7,534 Patents in 2014
Date added: 2015-01-12
Yorktown Heights, NY/January 12, 2015 -- IBM broke the U.S. patent record in 2014, becoming the first company to surpass 7,000 patents in a single year as it topped the annual U.S. patent ranking for the 22nd consecutive time. IBM's record 2014 patent total included more than 3,000 inventions – 40% of its annual total – in the company's strategic growth areas of cloud computing, analytics, mobile, social and security. Over the past five years, IBM has more than doubled its annual output of patents in these areas. More than 8,500 IBM inventors around the world, including researcher Stacy Hobson (pictured), produced 7,534 patents for the company in 2014. Hobson was awarded four patents in 2014, including #8,635,673 for an invention that automatically controls the flow of data shared between computers and mobile devices. (Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM)
Engineer assembles ASCC at Harvard University
Date added: 2014-05-21
An engineer (pictured) assembles the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (ASCC) at Harvard University in 1944, where it initially performed complex computations exclusively for the U.S. Navy during World War II and subsequently helped scientists in academia and business solve many complex problems in physics and other disciplines.
Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (ASCC) at Harvard University
Date added: 2014-05-21
The Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (ASCC) was developed over 70 years ago to rapidly and accurately perform high-speed, complex mathematical calculations, and paved the way for today’s cognitive computing systems like IBM Watson
IBM Introduces 2014 Class of Fellows
Date added: 2014-04-02
IBM (NYSE: IBM) has elevated a record number of eleven scientists to the IBM Fellow honor, the company’s most prestigious technical distinction. The 2014 Fellows will be responsible for carrying out the Technology Ambassador Initiative, which is to drive growth through innovation and is directly tied to the roots of the IBM program. The Fellow honor acknowledges an IBM Researcher's important contributions and industry-leading innovations in developing some of the world's most important technologies. In the true spirit of Thomas J. Watson’s vision to give IBM fellows creative freedom and responsibility, the 2014 IBM Fellows have influenced a broad array of technologies in the following areas: Brain-inspired cognitive computing, security platforms, computational science, cloud computing, business database and analytics, and high performance, enterprise storage technologies. IBM Fellows have a history of pushing the boundaries of science and technology to deliver improved solutions for constantly changing, global business needs. Left to Right: Krishna Ratakonda, Dharmendra Modha, Mike Haydock, Saska Mojsilovic, Alessandro Curioni, Rhonda Childress, Sandy Bird, Namik Hrle, Tamar Eilam, Andy Walls, Shivakumar Vaithyanathan
IBM's Watson to Help Unlock Life-saving Insights from Cancer Patient DNA
Date added: 2014-03-19
New York, NY/March 19, 2014 - Dr. Robert Darnell (left), CEO of the New York Genome Center, and Dr. Ajay Royyuru, Director of the IBM Computational Biology Center (right) discuss how IBM's Watson will be used to make sense of vast amounts of genetic sequencing data and medical information to identify personalized treatments for cancer patients, at an event at the New York Genome Center in New York City on March 19, 2014. IBM and NYGC will soon begin testing a Watson prototype designed specifically for genomic research to help oncologists deliver unique, customized cancer treatments according to an individual patient's DNA. Photo Credit: Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM.