Patents by Inventor Barry E. Willner

Barry E. Willner 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: 20190303870
    Abstract: The state of network-accessible information is preserved by recognizing a reference to a uniform resource locator contained within an electronic file where the uniform resource locator provides an address for content to be preserved. A copy of at least a portion of the information associated with the recognized uniform resource locatoris obtained defining relevant content for preservation. A determination is also made as to whether the relevant content of the recognized uniform resource locator has changed since obtaining the copy of the relevant content. If a change is detected, an indication of the change is conveyed, e.g., to a corresponding user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Patrick J. O'Sullivan, Edith H. Stern, Barry E. Willner
  • Patent number: 10402780
    Abstract: The state of network-accessible information is preserved by recognizing a reference to a uniform resource locator contained within an electronic file where the uniform resource locator provides an address for content to be preserved. A copy of at least a portion of the information associated with the recognized uniform resource locator is obtained defining relevant content for preservation. A determination is also made as to whether the relevant content of the recognized uniform resource locator has changed since obtaining the copy of the relevant content. If a change is detected, an indication of the change is conveyed, e.g., to a corresponding user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick J. O'Sullivan, Edith H. Stern, Barry E. Willner
  • Patent number: 10387972
    Abstract: A processor receives a submission to post to a social media platform, wherein the submission includes content. The processor analyzes the content of the submission. The processor determines an impact of the content of the submission. The processor determines one or more objectives of an impact assessment, wherein each of the one or more objectives is associated with a potential impact. The processor compares the impact of the submission to the one or more objectives, based on the content of the submission which is analyzed. The processor determines an impact assessment, wherein the impact assessment is based on whether the impact meets the one or more objectives, and the processor performs an action based on the impact assessment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick J. O'Sullivan, Jeffrey B. Sloyer, Edith H. Stern, Barry E. Willner
  • Publication number: 20190174197
    Abstract: A method for providing configurable access to media in a media-on-demand system also can include delivering the media to a first client device in a format compatible with the first client device; interrupting the delivery of the media; recording a bookmark specifying a position in the media where the interruption occurred; and suming delivery of the media to a second client device, the resumed delivery beginning at a position in the media specified by the recorded bookmark. The method further can include identifying device properties for each of the first and second client devices; delivering the media to the first client device in a format compatible with the identified device properties for the first client device; and, delivering the media to the second client device in a format compatible with the identified device properties for the second client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Neil Katz, Bruce P. Semple, Edith H. Stern, Barry E. Willner
  • Publication number: 20190114590
    Abstract: One or more RFID tags may be read. An electronic document associated with the RFID tag may be identified. One or more attributes associated with the electronic document can be identified. One or more workflows can be determined according to the attribute(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Brian C. Schimpf, Edith H. Stern, Robert C. Weir, Barry E. Willner
  • Publication number: 20190108534
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to social bookmarking and provide a method, system and computer program product for aggregating scoring of tagged content across social bookmarking systems. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for aggregating scoring of tagged content across social bookmarking systems can be provided. The method can include combining tag scores for a tag in content across multiple different social bookmarking systems into a single aggregate tag score and applying the single aggregate tag score to the tag in the content. In this regard, combining tag scores for a tag in content across multiple different social bookmarking systems into a single aggregate tag score can include computing either a simple or a weighted average of the tag scores for the tag to produce the single aggregate score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Patrick J. O'Sullivan, Edith H. Stern, Robert C. Weir, Barry E. Willner
  • Patent number: 10171964
    Abstract: A location of a first mobile device associated with a first user is determined, and a location of a second mobile device associated with a second user is determined. A relationship between the first user and the second user is determined, and a proximity of the first mobile device relative to the second mobile device is determined. A location-oriented data service is provided to at least one of the first mobile device and the second mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Edith H. Stern, Patrick J. O'Sullivan, Robert C. Weir, Barry E. Willner
  • Patent number: 10157368
    Abstract: One or more RFID tags may be read. An electronic document associated with the RFID tag may be identified. One or more attributes associated with the electronic document can be identified. One or more workflows can be determined according to the attribute(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian C. Schimpf, Edith H. Stern, Robert C. Weir, Barry E. Willner
  • Patent number: 10152721
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to social bookmarking and provide a method, system and computer program product for aggregating scoring of tagged content across social bookmarking systems. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for aggregating scoring of tagged content across social bookmarking systems can be provided. The method can include combining tag scores for a tag in content across multiple different social bookmarking systems into a single aggregate tag score and applying the single aggregate tag score to the tag in the content. In this regard, combining tag scores for a tag in content across multiple different social bookmarking systems into a single aggregate tag score can include computing either a simple or a weighted average of the tag scores for the tag to produce the single aggregate score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick J. O'Sullivan, Edith H. Stern, Robert C. Weir, Barry E. Willner
  • Patent number: 10152712
    Abstract: A user inspects at least one indicator of an event. The user enables a token corresponding to an account of an aggregating entity to be received by a transaction entity and identifies at least one type of event of interest to be reported by the transaction entity to the aggregating entity. The user obtains and inspects at least one indicator from the account of the aggregating entity, where each obtained indicator is adapted to be created by the aggregating entity based upon an event message received from the transaction entity. The event message comprises the token, which is adapted to be used by the aggregating entity to identify the account and the event message corresponds to an occurrence of an event of at least one type of event of interest to be reported by the transaction entity to the aggregating entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Brian C. Schimpf, Edith H. Stern, Robert C. Weir, Barry E. Willner
  • Publication number: 20180343549
    Abstract: A location of a first mobile device associated with a first user is determined, and a location of a second mobile device associated with a second user is determined. A relationship between the first user and the second user is determined, and a proximity of the first mobile device relative to the second mobile device is determined. A location-oriented data service is provided to at least one of the first mobile device and the second mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Edith H. Stern, Patrick J. O'Sullivan, Robert C. Weir, Barry E. Willner
  • Patent number: 10120841
    Abstract: A method for generating an assent indication in a document approval and review function can include loading a document for editing in a document editor and determining a set of authors for the document. The method also can include modifying a title of the document to include an identity of at least one of the authors in the set. Finally, the method can include changing a visual appearance in the title of an identity of the assenting author responsive to one of the authors in the set assenting to a publication of the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Edith H. Stern, Robert C. Weir, Barry E. Willner
  • Patent number: 10051445
    Abstract: A location of a first mobile device associated with a first user is determined, and a location of a second mobile device associated with a second user is determined. A relationship between the first user and the second user is determined, and a proximity of the first mobile device relative to the second mobile device is determined. A location-oriented data service is provided to at least one of the first mobile device and the second mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Edith H. Stern, Patrick J. O'Sullivan, Robert C. Weir, Barry E. Willner
  • Publication number: 20180152458
    Abstract: A differential message security policy includes receiving information regarding activities of a user, determining a security risk for the user based on the activities of the user, and setting a security policy for the user based on the security risk. The security policy of the user may be modified based on a change in the security risk of the user or the security risk of the user exceeding a predetermined level. The security risk may be determined based on an aggregated scoring system that uses security variables related to the activities of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Liam Harpur, Patrick J. O'Sullivan, Edith H. Stern, Barry E. Willner
  • Publication number: 20180121396
    Abstract: A method for generating an assent indication in a document approval and review function can include loading a document for editing in a document editor and determining a set of authors for the document. The method also can include modifying a title of the document to include an identity of at least one of the authors in the set. Finally, the method can include changing a visual appearance in the title of an identity of the assenting author responsive to one of the authors in the set assenting to a publication of the document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Edith H. Stern, Robert C. Weir, Barry E. Willner
  • Patent number: 9892092
    Abstract: A method for generating an assent indication in a document approval and review function can include loading a document for editing in a document editor and determining a set of authors for the document. The method also can include modifying a title of the document to include an identity of at least one of the authors in the set. Finally, the method can include changing a visual appearance in the title of an identity of the assenting author responsive to one of the authors in the set assenting to a publication of the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Edith H. Stern, Robert C. Weir, Barry E. Willner
  • Patent number: 9819635
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and computer system for processing a status request received from a requester concerning an electronic message addressed from a sender to a recipient. A probable route between the sender and the recipient for the electronic message is predicted. A message status for the electronic message is determined from one or more status indicators based at least in part upon the probable route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick Joseph O'Sullivan, Edith Helen Stern, Barry E. Willner
  • Publication number: 20170324745
    Abstract: A differential message security policy includes receiving information regarding activities of a user, determining a security risk for the user based on the activities of the user, and setting a security policy for the user based on the security risk. The security policy of the user may be modified based on a change in the security risk of the user or the security risk of the user exceeding a predetermined level. The security risk may be determined based on an aggregated scoring system that uses security variables related to the activities of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Liam Harpur, Patrick J. O'Sullivan, Edith H. Stern, Barry E. Willner
  • Publication number: 20170262774
    Abstract: A method for enhanced management of a web conference server includes evaluation a web conference server to ascertain resources of the web conference server. The resources of the web conferencing server are partitioned into rooms, each room having an allocated portion of the resources of the web conferencing server and at least one room providing different capabilities from other rooms hosted on the web conferencing server. Access to the rooms is provided based on at least one user criterion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Patrick J. O'Sullivan, Fred Raguillat, Edith H. Stern, Barry E. Willner
  • Patent number: 9747126
    Abstract: A resource reservoir is provided. The resource reservoir is a pool of resources that are allocated to and shared between a plurality of reserve virtual machines. A reserve virtual machine of the plurality of reserve virtual machines corresponds to a primary virtual machine from a plurality of primary virtual machines. Each reserve virtual machine of the plurality of reserve virtual machines fulfills a resource requirement from the resource reservoir. The sum of the resources requirements of the plurality of reserve virtual machines is greater than a sum of total resources within the resource reservoir. In response to determining a decrease in performance of the primary virtual machine, at least a portion of workload of the primary virtual machine is applied to the corresponding reserve virtual machine. The resources used by the reserve virtual are indicated as unavailable to the remaining reserve virtual machines from the resource reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Howard N. Anglin, John J. Thomas, Barry E. Willner