Patents by Inventor Bernice E. Rogowitz

Bernice E. Rogowitz 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: 8805613
    Abstract: Data pertaining to environmental information is acquired using sensors on a multiplicity of networked pervasive devices, and analyzed to determine occurrence of at least one environmental event. Such data can be obtained, for example, from an inventive wireless communications device including an antenna, transmit circuitry coupled to the antenna for transmission of radio frequency radiation therefrom, at least one environmental sensor configured to obtain environmental data, and a communications module coupled to the at least one environmental sensor and configured to cause transmission of a representation of the data via the antenna and the transmit circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy J. Chainer, Nitendra Rajput, Bernice E. Rogowitz
  • Patent number: 8762060
    Abstract: Data pertaining to environmental information is acquired using sensors on a multiplicity of networked pervasive devices, and analyzed to determine occurrence of at least one environmental event. Such data can be obtained, for example, from an inventive wireless communications device including an antenna, transmit circuitry coupled to the antenna for transmission of radio frequency radiation therefrom, at least one environmental sensor configured to obtain environmental data, and a communications module coupled to the at least one environmental sensor and configured to cause transmission of a representation of the data via the antenna and the transmit circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy J. Chainer, Nitendra Rajput, Bernice E. Rogowitz
  • Patent number: 8487749
    Abstract: A system for providing a tactile virtual world or environment wherein, in particular, a virtual reality environment provides an interactive 3-D interface for synthesizing the feeling of experiencing a 3-D environment. The invention also provides a method for implementing actual physical applications that can simulate real 3-D environments; for example, such as a physical training exercise or artificial 3-D environments, or simulating the interacting with molecules or complex data sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Borrel, Bernice E. Rogowitz
  • Patent number: 8350843
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a creation of a virtual hand, body part, or tool in a virtual environment, controlled by a new 3-D haptic interface for virtual environments. There is also the provision of a method and arrangement applicable to computer systems for creating a virtual environment, which facilitates a user to touch, feel, edit, and interact with data about the objects, surfaces, and textures in the environment. There is also a provision for multiple virtual hands operating in the same virtual world, so that users can work collaboratively in the virtual world; they can touch, feel and edit the data in the virtual world, including data about the other users' virtual hands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bernice E. Rogowitz, Paul Borrel
  • Patent number: 8203529
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a tactile input/output device for representing and manipulating computer-generated surfaces. Also disclosed are a novel system and method for implementing the forgoing aspects. In essence, there is provided an intuitive concept of manipulating and editing a computer-generated surface, by employing a combination of traditional input and output devices (keyboard, mouse, display, etc.) and a novel device that enables users to touch, edit and modify a physical representation of the surface. The tactile device includes an array of displaceable pins, which are driven by a control system having a plurality of micro-actuators operating in combination with a rack-and-pinion assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bernice E. Rogowitz, Paul Borrel
  • Patent number: 8063483
    Abstract: An electronic device comprises a die with at least one defined hot-spot area; and at least one defined intermediate temperature area at a temperature lower than the temperature of the hot-spot area. The device also comprises a cooling structure comprising at least one bundle of first nanotubes for cooling the hot spot area and at least one bundle of additional nanotubes for cooling the intermediate temperature area, and having heat conductivity lower than the bundle of first nanotubes. The heat conductivity of both sets of the nanotubes is sufficient to decrease any temperature gradient between the defined hot spot area, the defined intermediate temperature area, and at least one lower temperature area on the die. The walls of the first nanotubes and the additional nanotubes are surrounded by a heat conducting matrix material operatively associated with the lower temperature area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christo Dimitrios Dimitrakopoulos, Christos John Georgiou, Alfred Grill, Bernice E. Rogowitz
  • Publication number: 20110115794
    Abstract: A rules-based circle graph rendering system and method includes creating a first matrix representing nodes subject to graph rendering and having values representing relationships of the nodes, populating a second matrix with values representing a measure of the relationships among the nodes, and computing a third matrix by subtracting values of the first matrix from corresponding values of the second matrix. The method also includes identifying subsets of invariant indices for degrees of the third matrix, partitioning a circle with segments proportionally corresponding to the subsets of the invariant indices, and populating the circle with the nodes based on the subsets of invariant indices and connecting nodes, via edges, with other nodes identified has having the relationships. The method also includes outputting a circle graph with the populated nodes and edges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Genady Grabarnik, Bernice E. Rogowitz, Larisa Shwartz
  • Publication number: 20100277469
    Abstract: A system for providing a tactile virtual world or environment wherein, in particular, a virtual reality environment provides an interactive 3-D interface for synthesizing the feeling of experiencing a 3-D environment. The invention also provides a method for implementing actual physical applications that can simulate real 3-D environments; for example, such as a physical training exercise or artificial 3-D environments, or simulating the interacting with molecules or complex data sets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Borrel, Bernice E. Rogowitz
  • Publication number: 20100052891
    Abstract: Data pertaining to environmental information is acquired using sensors on a multiplicity of networked pervasive devices, and analyzed to determine occurrence of at least one environmental event. Such data can be obtained, for example, from an inventive wireless communications device including an antenna, transmit circuitry coupled to the antenna for transmission of radio frequency radiation therefrom, at least one environmental sensor configured to obtain environmental data, and a communications module coupled to the at least one environmental sensor and configured to cause transmission of a representation of the data via the antenna and the transmit circuitry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Timothy J. Chainer, Nitendra Rajput, Bernice E. Rogowitz
  • Publication number: 20090231287
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a tactile input/output device for representing and manipulating computer-generated surfaces. Also disclosed are a novel system and method for implementing the forgoing aspects. In essence, there is provided an intuitive concept of manipulating and editing a computer-generated surface, by employing a combination of traditional input and output devices (keyboard, mouse, display, etc.) and a novel device that enables users to touch, edit and modify a physical representation of the surface. The tactile device includes an array of displaceable pins, which are driven by a control system having a plurality of micro-actuators operating in combination with a rack-and-pinion assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bernice E. Rogowitz, Paul Borrel
  • Publication number: 20090231272
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a creation of a virtual hand, body part, or tool in a virtual environment, controlled by a new 3-D haptic interface for virtual environments. There is also the provision of a method and arrangement applicable to computer systems for creating a virtual environment, which facilitates a user to touch, feel, edit, and interact with data about the objects, surfaces, and textures in the environment. There is also a provision for multiple virtual hands operating in the same virtual world, so that users can work collaboratively in the virtual world; they can touch, feel and edit the data in the virtual world, including data about the other users' virtual hands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bernice E. Rogowitz, Paul Borrel
  • Publication number: 20090102046
    Abstract: An electronic device comprises a die with at least one defined hot-spot area; and at least one defined intermediate temperature area at a temperature lower than the temperature of the hot-spot area. The device also comprises a cooling structure comprising at least one bundle of first nanotubes for cooling the hot spot area and at least one bundle of additional nanotubes for cooling the intermediate temperature area, and having heat conductivity lower than the bundle of first nanotubes. The heat conductivity of both sets of the nanotubes is sufficient to decrease any temperature gradient between the defined hot spot area, the defined intermediate temperature area, and at least one lower temperature area on the die. The walls of the first nanotubes and the additional nanotubes are surrounded by a heat conducting matrix material operatively associated with the lower temperature area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Inventors: Christos Dimitrios Dimitrakopoulos, Christos John Georgiou, Alfred Grill, Bernice E. Rogowitz
  • Publication number: 20080183389
    Abstract: Data pertaining to environmental information is acquired using sensors on a multiplicity of networked pervasive devices, and analyzed to determine occurrence of at least one environmental event. Such data can be obtained, for example, from an inventive wireless communications device including an antenna, transmit circuitry coupled to the antenna for transmission of radio frequency radiation therefrom, at least one environmental sensor configured to obtain environmental data, and a communications module coupled to the at least one environmental sensor and configured to cause transmission of a representation of the data via the antenna and the transmit circuitry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy J. Chainer, Nitendra Rajput, Bernice E. Rogowitz
  • Publication number: 20020111770
    Abstract: A system and method for evaluating color scales (also called color tables, color maps, or color legends) is used in creating graphical representations of digital data, and where these graphical representations are presented for viewing on color output devices such as electronic computer displays, computer printers, etc. The problem of determining whether a particular viewing setup preserves the perceptual ordering of a given color scales as follows: The color scale is applied to a digital test pattern, and the resulting color-coded picture (also know as a “pseudo-colored” picture) is then viewed and rated by a human observer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2002
    Publication date: August 15, 2002
    Inventors: Alan D. Kalvin, Bernice E. Rogowitz