Patents by Inventor Brian E. Brooks

Brian E. Brooks 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: 9131204
    Abstract: Systems and methods for optimizing properties of objects within a scene or achieve a visual goal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Brian J. Stankiewicz, Brian E. Brooks, Brian L. Linzie, Nathan J. Anderson, Michael Kelly Canavan, Glenn E. Casner, Timothy J. Gardner, David K. Misemer
  • Publication number: 20140379622
    Abstract: A content optimization system includes a content generation module, a content evaluation module, and a rule management module. The content generation module is adapted to generate a content configuration, wherein the content configuration comprises a plurality of content elements and one or more relationships among the plurality of content elements, wherein the one or more relationships are in accordance with a set of rules on content generation. The content evaluation module is adapted to evaluate content performance of a piece of content assembled from the content configuration. The rule management module is adapted to amend the set of rules based on the evaluated content performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Frederick J. Arsenault, Brian E. Brooks
  • Publication number: 20140365876
    Abstract: At least one aspect of the present disclosure directs to a content generation system including a content generation module and a rule management module. The rule management module is adapted to receive a plurality of rules on content generation. The content generation module is adapted to generate a content configuration, wherein the content configuration comprises a plurality of content elements and one or more relationships among the plurality of content elements, wherein the one or more relationships are in accordance with the plurality of rules on content generation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Arsenault Frederick J., Brian E. Brooks
  • Publication number: 20140236707
    Abstract: Systems and computer-implemented methods provide for assessing effectiveness of communication content. Methods involve receiving a playlist and schedule implemented to eliminate at least some confounds from experimental data, distributing communication content, displaying the communication content according to the playlist and schedule, and collecting data relating to effectiveness of the communication content. Methods also involve providing rules for displaying the communication content implemented to eliminate at least some carryover effects, displaying the communication content according to the rules, and collecting data relating to effectiveness of the communication content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Brian E. Brooks, Michael Kelly Canavan
  • Publication number: 20140237331
    Abstract: Computer implemented methods and systems facilitate development and distribution of content for presentation on a display or a multiplicity of networked displays, the content including content elements. The content elements may include graphics, text, video clips, still images, audio clips or web pages. The development of the content is facilitated using a database comprising design rules based on principles of cognitive and vision sciences. The database may include design rules based on visual attention, memory, and/or text recognition, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventor: Brian E. Brooks
  • Patent number: 8811753
    Abstract: Systems and methods for evaluating the robustness of objects within a scene or a scene itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventors: Brian J. Stankiewicz, Brian E. Brooks, Brian L. Linzie, Nathan J. Anderson, Michael Kelly Canavan, Glenn E. Casner, Timothy J. Gardner, David K. Misemer
  • Publication number: 20140229418
    Abstract: Methods and systems for designing an experiment using a computer to determine whether the experiment is a true experiment are described. These approaches allow a user who is unsophisticated in the complexities of true experimental design to design and deploy an experiment that produces substantially confound-free results and can be used to determine and quantify any causal relationship between independent and dependent variables. The computer may select one or more independent and/or dependent variables of the experiment or may assist the user in selection of independent and/or dependent variables. Formation of control and treatment groups, randomization and/or blocking to reduce the effects of confounding variables may be performed by the computer with or without input from the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: James L. Graham, II, Craig M. Carlson, Brian E. Brooks, David A. Engler
  • Publication number: 20140040012
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for assigning pieces of content to time-slots samples for measuring effects of the assigned content. Systems and methods provide for receiving pair-wise content relatedness data that identifies each piece of content as experimental content or control content relative to other pieces of content, and algorithmically assigning experimental or control content pieces to time-slot samples using the content relatedness data, wherein additional content pieces assigned to a particular time-slot sample exclude non-identical related experimental content pieces defined relative to an experimental content piece previously assigned to the particular time-slot sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Brian E. Brooks, Michael Kelly Canavan
  • Patent number: 8594990
    Abstract: Computer implemented methods and systems for designing a true experiment, and optionally conducting the experiment and analyzing the experimental data are described. Information required to design the true experiment is identified. Questions are presented to a user eliciting responses that provide the required information. The required information is extracted from responses received from the user. The true experiment is designed based on the required information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Brian E. Brooks
  • Patent number: 8589332
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for assigning pieces of content to time-slots samples for measuring effects of the assigned content. Systems and methods provide for receiving pair-wise content relatedness data that identifies each piece of content as experimental content or control content relative to other pieces of content, and algorithmically assigning experimental or control content pieces to time-slot samples using the content relatedness data, wherein additional content pieces assigned to a particular time-slot sample exclude non-identical related experimental content pieces defined relative to an experimental content piece previously assigned to the particular time-slot sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Brian E. Brooks, Michael Kelly Canavan
  • Patent number: 8577156
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using visual attention modeling techniques to evaluate a scene from multiple perspectives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Brian J. Stankiewicz, Brian E. Brooks, Brian L. Linzie, Nathan J. Anderson, Michael Kelly Canavan, Glenn E. Casner, Timothy J. Gardner, David K. Misemer
  • Publication number: 20130259448
    Abstract: Systems and methods for optimizing properties of objects within a scene or achieve a visual goal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: Brian J. Stankiewicz, Brian E. Brooks, Brian L. Linzie, Nathan J. Anderson, Michael Kelly Canavan, Glenn E. Casner, Timothy J. Gardner, David K. Misemer
  • Publication number: 20130246162
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to systems, articles, and computer-implemented methods for assessing effectiveness of communication content and optimizing content distribution to enhance business objectives. Embodiments of the present invention are directed to computer-implemented methods for a computer-implemented method, comprising conducting an experiment using experimental content to determine effectiveness of communication content and executing, while conducting the experiment, a machine learning routine (MLR) using MLR content to enhance an effectiveness metric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Brian E. Brooks, Brian J. Stankiewicz, Jonathan B. Arthur, Craig G. Markell, Brian L. Linzie
  • Publication number: 20130230253
    Abstract: Systems and methods for evaluating the robustness of objects within a scene or a scene itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Brian J. Stankiewicz, Brian E. Brooks, Brian L. Linzie, Nathan J. Anderson, Michael Kelly Canavan, Glenn E. Casner, Timothy J. Gardner, David K. Misemer
  • Patent number: 8478111
    Abstract: Systems and methods for optimizing properties of objects within a scene or achieve a visual goal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Brian J. Stankiewicz, Brian E. Brooks, Brian L. Linzie, Nathan J. Anderson, Michael Kelly Canavan, Glenn E. Casner, Timothy J. Gardner, David K. Misemer
  • Publication number: 20130158963
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improving visual attention models use effectiveness assessment from an environment as feedback to improve visual attention models. The effectiveness assessment uses data indicative of a particular behavior, which is related to visual attention allocation, received from the environment to assess relative effectiveness of the environment on influencing the particular behavior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Brian E. Brooks, Brian J. Stankiewicz, Brian L. Linzie
  • Patent number: 8458103
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to systems, articles, and computer-implemented methods for assessing effectiveness of communication content and optimizing content distribution to enhance business objectives. Embodiments of the present invention are directed to computer-implemented methods for a computer-implemented method, comprising conducting an experiment using experimental content to determine effectiveness of communication content and executing, while conducting the experiment, a machine learning routine (MLR) using MLR content to enhance an effectiveness metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Brian E. Brooks, Brian J. Stankiewicz, Jonathan B. Arthur, Craig G. Markell, Brian L. Linzie
  • Patent number: 8442328
    Abstract: Systems and methods for evaluating the robustness of objects within a scene or a scene itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Brian J. Stankiewicz, Brian E. Brooks, Brian L. Linzie, Nathan J. Anderson, Michael Kelly Canavan, Glenn E. Casner, Timothy J. Gardner, David K. Misemer
  • Patent number: 8392350
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for assigning pieces of content to time-slots samples for measuring effects of the assigned content. Systems and methods provide for receiving pair-wise content relatedness data that identifies each piece of content as experimental content or control content relative to other pieces of content, and algorithmically assigning experimental or control content pieces to time-slot samples using the content relatedness data, wherein additional content pieces assigned to a particular time-slot sample exclude non-identical related experimental content pieces defined relative to an experimental content piece previously assigned to the particular time-slot sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Brian E. Brooks, Michael K. Canavan
  • Publication number: 20130024270
    Abstract: A transaction-based content management system for a digital signage network displays a piece of content until a predetermined level of transactions occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventors: Brian L. Linzie, Brian E. Brooks