Patents by Inventor Bernadette A. Carter

Bernadette A. Carter 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: 10824652
    Abstract: Identifying content in an incoming message on a social network includes categorizing a sender-recipient relationship between a sender and a recipient of an incoming message in an activity stream in a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shadi E. Albouyeh, Bernadette A. Carter, Jeffrey R. Hoy, Stephanie L. Trunzo
  • Patent number: 10778735
    Abstract: A method of personalizing a social networking profile page within a computer network, the method comprising receiving user preferences from an owner of a social network profile, receiving data describing a viewer of the owner's social networking profile, and differentiating artifacts available on the owner's social networking profile based on the user preferences and data describing a viewer of the owner's social networking profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bernadette A. Carter, Arthur R. Francis
  • Patent number: 10701022
    Abstract: Arrangements described herein relate to initiating social interaction based on e-mail content. Information associated with an e-mail being composed by a user can be analyzed to determine whether content of the e-mail is appropriate for incorporation into at least one social system. Responsive to determining that the content of the e-mail is appropriate for incorporation into at least one social system, a first option to enter the content of the e-mail in a first social system and a second option to enter the content of the e-mail in a second social system can be presented to the user. Responsive to the user selecting to enter the content of the e-mail in the first social system, a first entry in the first social system can be automatically created. The first entry can include the content of the e-mail composed by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bernadette A. Carter, Kathryn Lemanski-Mercer, Cesar A. Wong
  • Patent number: 10630624
    Abstract: A method, system and/or computer program product predicts viewing activity of a new posting to an activity stream. A first computer transmits a new posting to an activity stream in a second computer, where the new posting is available to a potential viewer set. Based on identified viewer information about one or more members of the potential viewer set, a prediction is made of viewing activity of the new posting by the potential viewer set. This predicted viewing activity is based on identified viewer information about members of the potential viewer set, and describes a predicted likelihood of the potential viewer set viewing the new posting. The derived predicted viewing activity of the new posting by the potential viewer set is then presented at the first computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shadi E. Albouyeh, Bernadette A. Carter, Jeffrey R. Hoy, Stephanie L. Trunzo
  • Patent number: 10613719
    Abstract: An approach is described for generating a form response interface in an online application. An associated method may include identifying a content post in an online application interface and facilitating evaluation of the content post. Upon determining that the content post is form-addressable based on the evaluation, the method may include generating a form response interface element including multiple alternatives and updating the online application interface to display the form response interface element with the content post. In an embodiment, facilitating evaluation according to the method may include parsing language in the content post to determine the presence of a form-addressable interrogatory element. In a further embodiment, facilitating evaluation according to the method may include analyzing comments posted in response to the content post to determine the presence of form-addressable common language elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bernadette A. Carter, Kathryn L. Mercer, Cesar A. Wong
  • Patent number: 10592497
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and system for validating content included in an electronic communication is disclosed. A computer receives a new communication that includes content from an original communication. The computer determines if the content included in the new communication includes a change to the original communication. In response to determining that the content includes the change to the original communication, the computer generates a validation score of the new communication, such that the validation score is determined by an amount of match between the content of the new communication and the original communication, and the extent to which the change alters a purport of the original communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bernadette A. Carter, Nikhil R. Parekh, Jacques-Marie Thrasybule, Cesar A. Wong
  • Patent number: 10536419
    Abstract: A method for searching and displaying content related to a post in an activity stream may include presenting, by a processor, an activity stream to a user. The activity stream may include a plurality of posts. The method may also include detecting a user action with respect to a particular post of the plurality of posts and analyzing content of the particular post. The method may additionally include searching at least other posts in the activity stream of the user for related content to the particular post based on the analysis of the content of the particular post. The method may additionally include generating a list of posts including related content to the particular post in response to the search. The method may further include presenting the list of posts comprising the related content. The list of posts provide a history or context leading up to the particular post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bernadette A. Carter, John Girata, Jr., Derek Richard, Joshua M. Small
  • Publication number: 20200014647
    Abstract: A social network activity mode that is implemented using social network activity rules is identified. The social network activity rules allow only social network posts of relevance to a particular activity of a user to be presented to the user. The social network activity mode is applied to a group of social network posts. Based upon applying the social network activity mode to the group of social network posts, social network posts that comply with the social network activity rules of the social network activity mode are provided to the user and social network posts that do not comply with the social network activity rules of the social network activity mode are blocked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Shadi E. Albouyeh, Bernadette A. Carter, Jeffrey R. Hoy, Stephanie L. Trunzo
  • Publication number: 20200007636
    Abstract: An approach is described for adjusting prominence of a participant profile in a social networking interface. An associated method may include receiving an activity stream update of the participant and calculating a relevancy score based on content in the activity stream update. The method further may include adjusting a visibility level of the participant profile in the social networking interface based upon the calculated relevancy score. Adjusting the visibility level may include increasing the visibility level of the participant profile upon determining that the calculated relevancy score is greater than or equal to a first predefined threshold value. Adjusting the visibility level further may include decreasing the visibility level of the participant profile upon determining that the calculated relevancy score is less than a second predefined threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: CORVILLE O. ALLEN, BERNADETTE A. CARTER
  • Publication number: 20190364119
    Abstract: An approach is described for adjusting prominence of a participant profile in a social networking interface. An associated method may include receiving an activity stream update of the participant and calculating a relevancy score based on content in the activity stream update. The method further may include adjusting a visibility level of the participant profile in the social networking interface based upon the calculated relevancy score. Adjusting the visibility level may include increasing the visibility level of the participant profile upon determining that the calculated relevancy score is greater than or equal to a first predefined threshold value. Adjusting the visibility level further may include decreasing the visibility level of the participant profile upon determining that the calculated relevancy score is less than a second predefined threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: CORVILLE O. ALLEN, BERNADETTE A. CARTER
  • Publication number: 20190334964
    Abstract: A method of personalizing a social networking profile page within a computer network, the method comprising receiving user preferences from an owner of a social network profile, receiving data describing a viewer of the owner's social networking profile, and differentiating artifacts available on the owner's social networking profile based on the user preferences and data describing a viewer of the owner's social networking profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Bernadette A. Carter, Arthur R. Francis
  • Publication number: 20190332613
    Abstract: Identifying content in an incoming message on a social network includes categorizing a sender-recipient relationship between a sender and a recipient of an incoming message in an activity stream in a display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Shadi E. Albouyeh, Bernadette A. Carter, Jeffrey R. Hoy, Stephanie L. Trunzo
  • Patent number: 10452754
    Abstract: User input including a social network notification symbol followed by a social network tag is detected in association with a social network user interface. The social network tag includes a text keyword that identifies a social network topic within the social network. A referential third-party social network user notification subset within the social network is defined as a subset of social network users within the social network that follow the social network topic. A referential third-party social network notification is published to the defined referential third-party social network user notification subset within the social network. The referential third-party social network notification includes the detected user input that includes the social network notification symbol followed by the social network tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Piyush K. Agarwal, James J. Antill, Vincent P. Burckhardt, Bernadette A. Carter
  • Patent number: 10452687
    Abstract: Identifying content in an incoming message on a social network includes categorizing a sender-recipient relationship between a sender and a recipient of an incoming message in an activity stream in a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shadi E. Albouyeh, Bernadette A. Carter, Jeffrey R. Hoy, Stephanie L. Trunzo
  • Patent number: 10454865
    Abstract: A social network activity mode that is implemented using social network activity rules is identified. The social network activity rules allow only social network posts of relevance to a particular activity of a user to be presented to the user. The social network activity mode is applied to a group of social network posts. Based upon applying the social network activity mode to the group of social network posts, social network posts that comply with the social network activity rules of the social network activity mode are provided to the user and social network posts that do not comply with the social network activity rules of the social network activity mode are blocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shadi E. Albouyeh, Bernadette A. Carter, Jeffrey R. Hoy, Stephanie L. Trunzo
  • Patent number: 10445342
    Abstract: Identifying content in an incoming message on a social network includes categorizing a sender-recipient relationship between a sender and a recipient of an incoming message in an activity stream in a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shadi E. Albouyeh, Bernadette A. Carter, Jeffrey R. Hoy, Stephanie L. Trunzo
  • Patent number: 10432677
    Abstract: A computer network comprising a number of user devices and a preferences control module, in which the preferences control module receives user preferences from an owner of a social network profile, receives data describing a viewer of the owner's social networking profile, and distinguishes a number of artifacts on the owner's social networking profile from other artifacts on the profile based on the user preferences and data describing a viewer of the owner's social networking profile. A method of personalizing a social networking profile page within a computer network, the method comprising receiving user preferences from an owner of a social network profile, receiving data describing a viewer of the owner's social networking profile, and differentiating artifacts available on the owner's social networking profile based on the user preferences and data describing a viewer of the owner's social networking profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bernadette A. Carter, Arthur R. Francis
  • Patent number: 10425493
    Abstract: An approach is described for adjusting prominence of a participant profile in a social networking interface. An associated method may include receiving an activity stream update of the participant and calculating a relevancy score based on content in the activity stream update. The method further may include adjusting a visibility level of the participant profile in the social networking interface based upon the calculated relevancy score. Adjusting the visibility level may include increasing the visibility level of the participant profile upon determining that the calculated relevancy score is greater than or equal to a first predefined threshold value. Adjusting the visibility level further may include decreasing the visibility level of the participant profile upon determining that the calculated relevancy score is less than a second predefined threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Corville O. Allen, Bernadette A. Carter
  • Patent number: 10419500
    Abstract: A method of personalizing a social networking profile page within a computer network, the method comprising receiving user preferences from an owner of a social network profile, receiving data describing a viewer of the owner's social networking profile, and differentiating artifacts available on the owner's social networking profile based on the user preferences and data describing a viewer of the owner's social networking profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bernadette A. Carter, Arthur R. Francis
  • Patent number: 10326851
    Abstract: An approach is described for adjusting prominence of a participant profile in a social networking interface. An associated system may include a processor and a memory storing an application program, which, when executed on the processor, performs an operation that may include receiving an activity stream update of the participant and calculating a relevancy score based on content in the activity stream update. The operation further may include adjusting a visibility level of the participant profile in the social networking interface based upon the calculated relevancy score. Adjusting the visibility level may include increasing the visibility level of the participant profile upon determining that the calculated relevancy score is greater than or equal to a first predefined threshold value. Adjusting the visibility level further may include decreasing the visibility level of the participant profile upon determining that the calculated relevancy score is less than a second predefined threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Corville O. Allen, Bernadette A. Carter