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: 11210362
    Abstract: Determining interactions between scripts and elements of a markup language document includes loading a markup language document into a browser. The markup language document includes a plurality of markup language elements. A call from within the markup language document to a method specified by a script is detected. The markup language element of the plurality of markup language elements that is modified by execution of the method is determined using the processor. Log data is stored that includes a name of the modified markup language element in association with a name of the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nicholas L. Brust, Bernadette A. Carter, Joshua M. Small, Michael K. Sodomsky
  • Patent number: 11200281
    Abstract: A technique for caching evidence for answering questions in a cache memory of a data processing system (that is configured to answer questions) includes receiving a first question. The first question is analyzed to identify a first set of characteristics of the first question. A first set of evidence for answering the first question is loaded into the cache memory. A second question is received. The second question is analyzed to identify a second set of characteristics of the second question. A portion of the first set of evidence, whose expected usage in answering the second question is below a determined threshold, is unloaded from the cache memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Corville O. Allen, Bernadette A. Carter, Rahul Ghosh, Joseph N. Kozhaya
  • Patent number: 11176201
    Abstract: A technique for caching evidence for answering questions in a cache memory of a data processing system (that is configured to answer questions) includes receiving a first question. The first question is analyzed to identify a first set of characteristics of the first question. A first set of evidence for answering the first question is loaded into the cache memory. A second question is received. The second question is analyzed to identify a second set of characteristics of the second question. A portion of the first set of evidence, whose expected usage in answering the second question is below a determined threshold, is unloaded from the cache memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Corville O. Allen, Bernadette A. Carter, Rahul Ghosh, Joseph N. Kozhaya
  • Patent number: 11157590
    Abstract: Determining interactions between scripts and elements of a markup language document includes loading a markup language document into a browser. The markup language document includes a plurality of markup language elements. A call from within the markup language document to a method specified by a script is detected. The markup language element of the plurality of markup language elements that is modified by execution of the method is determined using the processor. Log data is stored that includes a name of the modified markup language element in association with a name of the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nicholas L. Brust, Bernadette A. Carter, Joshua M. Small, Michael K. Sodomsky
  • Patent number: 11071918
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for modifying the action of a computer game based upon information corresponding to a user. Information may include, but is not limited to, the health and social status of a user and current events. Information related to a particular game player is collected and mapped to moves, scenes and scoring algorithms corresponding to a game. If necessary, moves, scenes and scoring algorithms in the game are modified to accommodate the particular player based upon the collected information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shadi E. Albouyeh, Bernadette A. Carter, Jon M. Harris, Tintin S. Soemargono
  • Patent number: 11057326
    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: September 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shadi E. Albouyeh, Bernadette A. Carter, Jeffrey R. Hoy, Stephanie L. Trunzo
  • Patent number: 11042689
    Abstract: A system and computer implemented method for managing a workload in an environment is disclosed. The method may include establishing a set of criteria for providing a document preview, wherein the set of criteria includes a predetermined qualitative user-input feature. The method may also include detecting a first criterion of the set of criteria using a content recognition system configured to analyze user-generated data associated with the document. The first criterion may be correlated with a portion of the document. The method may also include generating, based on the first criterion, a document preview for the portion of the document. The method may also include presenting, in response to a triggering event for a display preview, the document preview.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bernadette A. Carter, John Girata, Jr., Derek Richard, Joshua M. Small
  • Patent number: 10938928
    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: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Airbnb, Inc.
    Inventors: Corville O. Allen, Bernadette A. Carter
  • Patent number: 10938929
    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: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Airbnb, Inc.
    Inventors: Corville O. Allen, Bernadette A. Carter
  • 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