Patents by Inventor Candace Trielle Pederson

Candace Trielle Pederson 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: 9471924
    Abstract: An apparatus, program product and method utilize rulesets associated with particular individuals to restrict or otherwise control the use of such individuals' likeness data into media presentations using character replacement or like technologies. A ruleset includes at least one rule configured to define a condition under which the likeness data for an individual may or may not be incorporated into a media presentation. As such, during the generation of a media presentation, the ruleset may be accessed and analyzed, whereby the likeness data for an individual may be selectively incorporated into a media presentation based upon the ruleset to generate a personalized version of the media presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Zachary Adam Garbow, Candace Trielle Pederson, Michael Anthony Nelson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8812637
    Abstract: A media stream aggregation mechanism receives and analyzes multiple media streams and creates an aggregate media stream output based on user preferences. In this manner a media provider that uses the media stream aggregation mechanism potentially may provide a customized presentation to each user based on user preferences. By providing the aggregation of multiple media streams to a user, the user's experience is customized according to user preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brian John Cragun, Zachary Adam Garbow, Kevin Glynn Paterson, Candace Trielle Pederson
  • Patent number: 8713450
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide techniques for detecting patterns of abuse in users of a virtual world. The patterns of abuse may be detected by examining records of inappropriate interactions between users. Subsequently, preventative actions may be taken to prevent further abuse. The preventative actions may include blocking access to all or part of the virtual world, blocking interactions with other users, warning other users, or notifying authorities of the behavior of the other user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Zachary Adam Garbow, Linda Irene Larson, Candace Trielle Pederson
  • Patent number: 8683333
    Abstract: An apparatus, program product and method utilize a brokering service for use in controlling the incorporation of likeness data for an individual into a media presentation. The brokering service maintains a plurality of rulesets respectively associated with a plurality of individuals. Each ruleset is used to restrict or otherwise control the incorporation of likeness data associated with an associated individual into media presentations, typically through the inclusion of one or more rules configured to define conditions under which the likeness data for the associated individual may or may not be incorporated into a media presentation. The brokering service is capable of responding to requests for selected rulesets for different individuals by communicating the rulesets to various requesting entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Zachary Adam Garbow, Candace Trielle Pederson, Michael Anthony Nelson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8566803
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention may be used to generate a benchmark profile for a computing job configured to execute on distributed systems. The benchmark profile may be used to predict the performance of components of a computing job for a variety of different distributed computing system architectures. A profiling tool evaluates the computing job to identify the particular performance characteristics of the application and match this with benchmarks that are most representative of the identified performance characteristics and store them in the benchmark profile. The identified benchmarks may then be run on different configurations of a distributed computing system in order to predict the performance of the application for a variety of scenarios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael John Branson, Zachary Adam Garbow, David Roy Limpert, Candace Trielle Pederson
  • Patent number: 8312511
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide techniques for integrating criminal databases with virtual worlds. The real-world identity of a user of a virtual world may be determined, e.g., by the user's network address. The user's identity may be used to search for data records of the user's criminal activities, e.g., from a police database. The retrieved data may be used to determine potential harm to other users of the virtual world from further criminal acts. Actions to prevent potential harm to other users may then be determined, including blocking access or activities available to the user, providing other users with warnings, and monitoring the avatar of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Zachary Adam Garbow, Candace Trielle Pederson
  • Patent number: 8127032
    Abstract: One embodiment of the invention provides a method to identify a preferred system configuration for a distributed system to use for executing a given computing job. A benchmark profile may specify a collection of benchmarks representative of the job, and the collection of benchmarks may be executed across various permutations of compute nodes that are part of the distributed system. That is, the benchmark profile identifies one or more benchmarks which best represent the runtime characteristics of the computing job. The collection of benchmarks may be executed to predict the performance of the computing job using different permutations of available nodes, before deploying the job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael John Branson, Zachary Adam Garbow, David Roy Limpert, Candace Trielle Pederson
  • Patent number: 8099668
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide techniques for protecting a child user from inappropriate interactions within an immersive virtual environment. The inappropriate interactions may be detected by examining characteristics of the interactions between a child and another user (e.g., communications, transactions, etc.), by monitoring physical signs of stress in the child (e.g., based on facial gestures, heart rate, etc.), or by receiving software commands given by the child to signal discomfort in a particular situation. Subsequently, preventative actions may be determined based on a level of severity of the inappropriate interaction. The preventative actions may include notifying the parents of the child, altering the virtual world to end the interaction, or notifying authorities of the behavior of the other user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Zachary Adam Garbow, Linda Irene Larson, Candace Trielle Pederson
  • Publication number: 20090235350
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide techniques for integrating criminal databases with virtual worlds. The real-world identity of a user of a virtual world may be determined, e.g., by the user's network address. The user's identity may be used to search for data records of the user's criminal activities, e.g., from a police database. The retrieved data may be used to determine potential harm to other users of the virtual world from further criminal acts. Actions to prevent potential harm to other users may then be determined, including blocking access or activities available to the user, providing other users with warnings, and monitoring the avatar of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventors: Zachary Adam Garbow, Candace Trielle Pederson
  • Publication number: 20090177979
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide techniques for detecting patterns of abuse in users of a virtual world. The patterns of abuse may be detected by examining records of inappropriate interactions between users. Subsequently, preventative actions may be taken to prevent further abuse. The preventative actions may include blocking access to all or part of the virtual world, blocking interactions with other users, warning other users, or notifying authorities of the behavior of the other user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2008
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventors: Zachary Adam Garbow, Linda Irene Larson, Candace Trielle Pederson
  • Publication number: 20090174702
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide techniques for protecting a child user from inappropriate interactions within an immersive virtual environment. The inappropriate interactions may be detected by examining characteristics of the interactions between a child and another user (e.g., communications, transactions, etc.), by monitoring physical signs of stress in the child (e.g., based on facial gestures, heart rate, etc.), or by receiving software commands given by the child to signal discomfort in a particular situation. Subsequently, preventative actions may be determined based on a level of severity of the inappropriate interaction. The preventative actions may include notifying the parents of the child, altering the virtual world to end the interaction, or notifying authorities of the behavior of the other user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2008
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventors: Zachary Adam Garbow, Linda Irene Larson, Candace Trielle Pederson
  • Publication number: 20090125641
    Abstract: One embodiment of a method for managing a scent dispensing request made to an olfactory display includes applying one or more filtering criteria to the request and determining whether to provide the request to the olfactory display for fulfillment, in accordance with the filtering criteria. In another embodiment, a system for dispensing scents in response to requests issued by one or more applications running on a computing device includes a filter for determining, in accordance with one or more criteria, which of the requests should be fulfilled and an olfactory display for dispensing at least one scent based on a determination made by the filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2007
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventors: Zachary Adam Garbow, Candace Trielle Pederson
  • Publication number: 20090106008
    Abstract: One embodiment of the invention provides a method to identify a preferred system configuration for a distributed system to use for executing a given computing job. A benchmark profile may specify a collection of benchmarks representative of the job, and the collection of benchmarks may be executed across various permutations of compute nodes that are part of the distributed system. That is, the benchmark profile identifies one or more benchmarks which best represent the runtime characteristics of the computing job. The collection of benchmarks may be executed to predict the performance of the computing job using different permutations of available nodes, before deploying the job.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Inventors: Michael John Branson, Zachary Adam Garbow, David Roy Limpert, Candace Trielle Pederson
  • Publication number: 20090083717
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention may be used to generate a benchmark profile for a computing job configured to execute on distributed systems. The benchmark profile may be used to predict the performance of components of a computing job for a variety of different distributed computing system architectures. A profiling tool evaluates the computing job to identify the particular performance characteristics of the application and match this with benchmarks that are most representative of the identified performance characteristics and store them in the benchmark profile. The identified benchmarks may then be run on different configurations of a distributed computing system in order to predict the performance of the application for a variety of scenarios.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventors: Michael John Branson, Zachary Adam Garbow, David Roy Limpert, Candace Trielle Pederson
  • Publication number: 20080126109
    Abstract: A media stream aggregation mechanism receives and analyzes multiple media streams and creates an aggregate media stream output based on user preferences. In this manner a media provider that uses the media stream aggregation mechanism potentially may provide a customized presentation to each user based on user preferences. By providing the aggregation of multiple media streams to a user, the user's experience is customized according to user preferences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Inventors: Brian John Cragun, Zachary Adam Garbow, Kevin Glynn Paterson, Candace Trielle Pederson
  • Publication number: 20080127272
    Abstract: A media stream aggregation mechanism receives and analyzes multiple media streams and creates an aggregate media stream output based on user preferences. In this manner a media provider that uses the media stream aggregation mechanism potentially may provide a customized presentation to each user based on user preferences. By providing the aggregation of multiple media streams to a user, the user's experience is customized according to user preferences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Inventors: Brian John Cragun, Zachary Adam Garbow, Kevin Glynn Paterson, Candace Trielle Pederson