Patents by Inventor Ahmed Nassar

Ahmed Nassar 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: 10694614
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatic targeted illumination based on aggregate illumination from multiple light sources are disclosed. In embodiments, a method includes: determining, by a computing device, a localized area of a defined physical location based on received location information; determining, by the computing device, a desired level of brightness for the localized area; calculating, by the computing device, an illumination level at the localized area based on current illumination levels of lighting devices within the defined physical location and locations of the lighting devices within the defined physical location; generating, by the computing device, instructions to effect a change in one or more of the lighting devices, wherein the change in the one or more lighting devices results in the desired level of brightness for the localized area; and sending, by the computing device, the instructions to at least one controller of the one or more lighting devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Craig M. Trim, Victor Povar, Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Ahmed Nassar
  • Publication number: 20200181928
    Abstract: A scaffold having an opposing pair of half funicular trusses that are detachably or pivotably connected in the middle to establish a funicular arched truss is provided, where when in a detached or pivoted state, storage and transporting a plurality of the half funicular trusses is simplified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Ahmed Yehia Abdel Aziz El-Sayed, Mohamed Darwish, Khaled Nassar
  • Publication number: 20200170086
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatic targeted illumination based on aggregate illumination from multiple light sources are disclosed. In embodiments, a method includes: determining, by a computing device, a localized area of a defined physical location based on received location information; determining, by the computing device, a desired level of brightness for the localized area; calculating, by the computing device, an illumination level at the localized area based on current illumination levels of lighting devices within the defined physical location and locations of the lighting devices within the defined physical location; generating, by the computing device, instructions to effect a change in one or more of the lighting devices, wherein the change in the one or more lighting devices results in the desired level of brightness for the localized area; and sending, by the computing device, the instructions to at least one controller of the one or more lighting devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Craig M. TRIM, Victor POVAR, Sarbajit K. RAKSHIT, Ahmed NASSAR
  • Publication number: 20200133439
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention provide devices that identify a conversation in a chat session between a plurality of computing devices, wherein the conversation is defined by text messages that include a question and a plurality of responses to the question, analyze content of the identified conversation to determine a type of the question, select a template according to the type of question, generate a user interface display according to the selected template and the content of the conversation, wherein the selected template is populated with a summary of the plurality of responses, and distribute the generated user interface display to a user interface of each of the plurality of computing devices according to the selected template.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Craig M. Trim, AHMED Nassar, VICTOR POVAR, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10627896
    Abstract: Embodiments selectively present of virtual reality device content in response to the excitement of monitored persons. Thus, processors are configured to link a user's virtual reality system to a biometric sensor that acquires biometric data from a monitored person, wherein the virtual reality system is presenting immersive sensory content to the user, and the monitored person is viewing alternative content that is different from the immersive sensory content presented to the user. Processors configured according to the present invention determine whether the monitored person is currently in a threshold state of excitement as a function of biometric data acquired by the biometric sensor; and in response to determining that the monitored person is currently in the threshold state of excitement, automatically switch content presented by the virtual reality system to the user to the alternative content viewed by the monitored person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Coporation
    Inventors: Craig M. Trim, Ahmed Nassar, Victor Povar, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Publication number: 20200110461
    Abstract: Embodiments selectively present of virtual reality device content in response to the excitement of monitored persons. Thus, processors are configured to link a user's virtual reality system to a biometric sensor that acquires biometric data from a monitored person, wherein the virtual reality system is presenting immersive sensory content to the user, and the monitored person is viewing alternative content that is different from the immersive sensory content presented to the user. Processors configured according to the present invention determine whether the monitored person is currently in a threshold state of excitement as a function of biometric data acquired by the biometric sensor; and in response to determining that the monitored person is currently in the threshold state of excitement, automatically switch content presented by the virtual reality system to the user to the alternative content viewed by the monitored person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Craig M. Trim, AHMED Nassar, VICTOR POVAR, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Publication number: 20190333169
    Abstract: A data item block is linked to a construction item block in a blockchain representing a construction project. A multi-dimensional tensor is constructed from a set of blocks in the blockchain, the set of blocks including the data item block, the construction item block, a block describing an operation relative to the construction item of the construction item block. An event is forecasted along a dimension of the tensor. The event is of the dimension, and is likely to occur relative to the construction item at a future time. A determination is made whether the event complies with a specification included in a spec block of the blockchain. When the event is non-compliant, an exception block corresponding to the event is linked with the construction item block in the blockchain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Victor Povar, Craig M. Trim, Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Ahmed Nassar
  • Patent number: 10455669
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatic targeted illumination based on aggregate illumination from multiple light sources are disclosed. In embodiments, a method includes: determining, by a computing device, a localized area of a defined physical location based on received location information; determining, by the computing device, a desired level of brightness for the localized area; calculating, by the computing device, an illumination level at the localized area based on current illumination levels of lighting devices within the defined physical location and locations of the lighting devices within the defined physical location; generating, by the computing device, instructions to effect a change in one or more of the lighting devices, wherein the change in the one or more lighting devices results in the desired level of brightness for the localized area; and sending, by the computing device, the instructions to at least one controller of the one or more lighting devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Craig M. Trim, Victor Povar, Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Ahmed Nassar