Patents by Inventor Andrew R. Fox

Andrew R. Fox 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).

  • Publication number: 20200323799
    Abstract: Methods and compositions related to molecules and formulations comprising antibiofilm materials are provide, including new formulations of Deep Eutectic Solvents (DES) that are chemically related to choline geranate. Specifically, geranic acid (a component of choline geranate DES) is a molecule from the isoprenoid/terpene family of compounds. Other members of this family as DES components include isoprenoid acids and chemical derivatives thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew T. Koppisch, Gerrick E. Lindberg, David T. Fox, Joseph Baker, Alexanndra J. Heyert, Rico Del Sesto, Joshua R. Greene
  • Patent number: 10805402
    Abstract: A method and system for verifying a location of an entity is provided. The method includes monitoring a request broadcast by an entity for verifying a first location of the entity. The request is detected as being received and verification data indicating that the entity has been located at the first location during a specified timeframe is received. A resulting acknowledgement is transmitted, and the verification data is stored in a database. A compensation indication associated with providing the verification data is transmitted to a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Todd Russell Whitman, Jeremy R. Fox, Andrew R. Jones, John Monnett
  • Publication number: 20200298170
    Abstract: An air filter including a filter support that supports polymeric sorbent particles. The polymeric sorbent is the reaction product of a divinylbenzene/maleic anhydride precursor polymeric material with a nitrogen-containing compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Michael S. Wendland, Michael W. Kobe, Himanshu Jasuja, Andrew R. Fox
  • Patent number: 10777195
    Abstract: A computing device includes a communication interface configured to interface and communicate with a communication system, an audio interface configured to interface and communicate with a user, a memory that stores operational instructions, and processing circuitry operably coupled to the communication interface, the audio interface, and to the memory that is configured to execute the operational instructions to perform various operations. The computing device monitors audio content, maintains a running buffer of most recent audio content, and detects a wake word command of the user. When detected, the computing device processes the most recent audio content including the wake word command of the user to determine validity/invalidity whether the wake word command of the user is invalid based on the most recent audio content. When invalid, the computing device rejects the wake word command of the user and continues to monitor the audio content and maintain the running buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jeremy R. Fox, Andrew R. Jones, Gregory J. Boss, John E. Moore, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10773200
    Abstract: Computer-implemented systems and methods for estimating a replacement status of an HVAC air filter. Outdoor weather data (e.g., outdoor temperature information), is obtained. A Total Runtime Value of the HVAC system is determined based upon the obtained outdoor weather data. Finally, a replacement status of the air filter is estimated as a function of a comparison of the Total Runtime Value with a Baseline Value. By correlating air filter replacement status with an estimated runtime of the HVAC system, a credible predictor of air filter usage is provided. By estimating fan runtime based on easily-obtained outdoor weather data, the methods are readily implemented with any existing HVAC system and do not require installation of sensors or other mechanical or electrical components to the HVAC system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Andrew R. Fox, Eric C. Lobner, Theresa M. Meyer, Brian J. Stankiewicz
  • Patent number: 10764206
    Abstract: Adjusting network bandwidth is provided. An indication that a client device corresponding to a user is using a level of bandwidth of a network that the computer and client device are connected to is received. An indication via a set of biometric sensors communicatively coupled to the client device that the user is experiencing an increased stress level also is received. The level of bandwidth allocated to the client device of the user is increased based on the received indication that the user is experiencing the increased stress level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory J. Boss, Jeremy R. Fox, Andrew R. Jones, Kevin C. McConnell, John E. Moore, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10735463
    Abstract: Various embodiments are provided for validating commands for hacking and spoofing prevention in an Internet of Things (IoT) computing environment by a processor. An eligibility of a user to issue a command to an IoT device may be cognitively determined according to a digital footprint and a location of the use. User intent may be established according to the digital footprint. The command issued to the IoT device may be validated according to the location of the user and the user intent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gregory J. Boss, John E. Moore, Jr., Andrew R. Jones, Jeremy R. Fox
  • Patent number: 10713468
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product is disclosed for checking credentials, using a drone. The drone detects a line of people, and the drone can communicate with the base station. The drone can request information from a person on the line for checking credentials of the people in the line with respect to a purpose for forming the line. The method and system captures information about the person, in response to the drone requesting information from the person, and the person providing the requested information. The method and system checks the information with data stored at the base station to verify the person's information with respect to required credentials being related to the purpose of the line. A message is communicated, using the drone, to the person on the line, in response to the checking of the information of the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jeremy R. Fox, Gregory J. Boss, Christian B. Compton, Andrew R. Jones, John E. Moore, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20200217678
    Abstract: A computer implemented navigation method that provides a safest route by considering manual driver risk. The method may include providing at least two sets of directions from a user start location to a final user location based on a user navigation system and user permission for data access; and ranking said at least two sets of directions by a baseline safety value. The method may also include determining in real time travelers that are present on passageways for the at least two sets of directions; and ranking the travelers according to travel risk behavior. Finally, the method may assign an aggregate risk score to each passageway for the at least two sets of directions for each passageway specific grouping of the travels having the ranked travel risk behavior to provide a safety ranked set of the at least two sets directions to the final user location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew R. Jones, Christian Compton, Gregory J. Boss, Jeremy R. Fox, John E. Moore, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10694372
    Abstract: A method that includes receiving, at an agent in a subset of a set of agents, a request to verify a location of an entity, the location of the entity made of unverified location data obtained from the entity, where each agent in the subset of agents satisfies a credibility metric specified in the request. The method also includes generating, at the agent, a second location data corresponding to the entity, causing, responsive to the generating, a computation of a verification value, and transmitting the verification value in a response, where the verification value is indicative of a rejection of the location of the entity responsive to the location of the entity failing to be within a tolerance value of the second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Todd Russell Whitman, Jeremy R. Fox, Andrew R. Jones, John Monnett
  • Patent number: 10693792
    Abstract: A first mobile device and a plurality of other mobile devices connect to a network. A routing configuration table is configured. The routing configuration table includes rules about sharing communication between the first mobile device and the plurality of other mobile devices. The first mobile device is paired with the plurality of other mobile device based on the routing configuration table. A determination is made whether the first mobile device has received a communication. In response to the determination that a communication has been received by the first mobile device, the communication is transferred to at least one mobile device of the plurality of mobile devices based on the configuration table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory J. Boss, Jeremy R. Fox, Andrew R. Jones, Kevin C. McConnell, John E. Moore, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20200179860
    Abstract: Computer-implemented systems and methods for estimating a replacement status of an HVAC air filter. Outdoor weather data (e.g., outdoor temperature information), is obtained. A Total Runtime Value of the HVAC system is determined based upon the obtained outdoor weather data. Finally, a replacement status of the air filter is estimated as a function of a comparison of the Total Runtime Value with a Baseline Value. By correlating air filter replacement status with an estimated runtime of the HVAC system, a credible predictor of air filter usage is provided. By estimating fan runtime based on easily-obtained outdoor weather data, the methods are readily implemented with any existing HVAC system and do not require installation of sensors or other mechanical or electrical components to the HVAC system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew R. Fox, Eric C. Lobner, Theresa M. Meyer, Brian J. Stankiewicz
  • Publication number: 20200164895
    Abstract: A method includes: determining, by a computer device, conditions along a predefined driving route of a vehicle; determining, by the computer device and based on the conditions, risk factors of segments of the driving route; determining, by the computer device, an optimal one of the segments for switching the vehicle from autonomous driving mode to manual driving mode; and outputting, by the computer device, data defining the determined optimal one of the segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Gregory J. BOSS, Jeremy R. FOX, Christian COMPTON, John E. MOORE, JR., Andrew R. JONES
  • Publication number: 20200151423
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product is disclosed for checking credentials, using a drone. The drone detects a line of people, and the drone can communicate with the base station. The drone can request information from a person on the line for checking credentials of the people in the line with respect to a purpose for forming the line. The method and system captures information about the person, in response to the drone requesting information from the person, and the person providing the requested information. The method and system checks the information with data stored at the base station to verify the person's information with respect to required credentials being related to the purpose of the line. A message is communicated, using the drone, to the person on the line, in response to the checking of the information of the person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Jeremy R. Fox, Gregory J. Boss, Christian B. Compton, Andrew R. Jones, John E. Moore, JR.
  • Publication number: 20200129907
    Abstract: An air filter media (10) including a pleated fibrous filtration web (8) with a first major side (2) that includes at least one sorbent-loaded area (26) in which sorbent particles (14) are present on a first major surface (25) of the pleated fibrous filtration web (8), at least some of the sorbent particles (14) being post-pleat-deposited sorbent particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew R. Fox, Himanshu Jasuja, Mikhail A. Belkin, Bryan L. Gerhardt, Glen O. Gregerson, Gerry A. Hoffdahl, Jonathan M. Lise, Tien T. Wu
  • Publication number: 20200130705
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for controlling a vehicle. The method monitors one or more characteristics of one or more users within the vehicle, and compares the one or more characteristics of the one or more users with one or more corresponding baseline characteristics of the one or more users. The method further determines, based on the comparison, that a difference between the one or more characteristics and the one or more corresponding baseline characteristics of the one or more users exceeds a threshold value, and performs a controlling action associated with the vehicle, wherein the controlling action may be taking a higher level of autonomous control over the vehicle; varying speed and handling of the vehicle; and overriding the one or more characteristics of the one or more users in order to avoid an accident.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Gregory J. Boss, Jeremy R. Fox, Andrew R. Jones, John E. Moore, JR.
  • Patent number: 10635104
    Abstract: Embodiments for implementing intelligent transition between autonomous and manual driving modes by a processor. A customized transition plan for one or more entities may be generated for transitioning between an autonomous driving mode and a manual driving mode according to one or more identified contextual factors and driver performance requirements. The customized transition plan may be applied for transitioning between the autonomous driving mode and the manual driving mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeremy R. Fox, Gregory J. Boss, Andrew R. Jones, Christian Compton, John E. Moore, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10614721
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes: receiving, by a computing device, parking related data from a plurality of external data sources, wherein the external data sources are implemented externally and independently of a vehicle; generating, by the computing device, parking guidance for assisting a driver of the vehicle to park in an open parking space based on the parking related data received from the plurality of external data sources; and presenting, by the computing device, the parking guidance to the driver of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gregory J. Boss, Jeremy R. Fox, Andrew R. Jones, Kevin C. McConnell, John E. Moore, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10610818
    Abstract: Computer-implemented systems and methods for estimating a replacement status of an HVAC air filter. Outdoor weather data (e.g., outdoor temperature information), is obtained. A Total Runtime Value of the HVAC system is determined based upon the obtained outdoor weather data. Finally, a replacement status of the air filter is estimated as a function of a comparison of the Total Runtime Value with a Baseline Value. By correlating air filter replacement status with an estimated runtime of the HVAC system, a credible predictor of air filter usage is provided. By estimating fan runtime based on easily-obtained outdoor weather data, the methods are readily implemented with any existing HVAC system and do not require installation of sensors or other mechanical or electrical components to the HVAC system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Andrew R. Fox, Eric C. Lobner, Theresa M. Meyer, Brian J. Stankiewicz
  • Patent number: D893695
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Brian D. Gale, Andrew R. Fox