Patents by Inventor Clifford A. Pickover

Clifford A. Pickover 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).

  • Publication number: 20190151757
    Abstract: A cohort associated with a user is identified. A virtual object is generated according to the cohort. An augmented reality setting of a location is generated in relation to the user. A context of the location is determined. The virtual object is modified in the augmented reality setting according to the context and the cohort.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: James R. Kozloski, Michael S. Gordon, Ryan T. Gordon, Kevin W. Brew, Clifford A. Pickover
  • Publication number: 20190155663
    Abstract: A bot conflict-resolution service agent (BCRSA) for addressing conflicts between bots in a target domain is disclosed. The BCRSA is configured to receive data from a target domain that includes changes made to a content of the target domain, analyze the data to identify a first change made to the content by a first bot and a second change made to the content by a second bot, determine based on the analysis that the first and second changes conflict, determine that the first and second bots are in conflict, select an amelioration action to be executed to resolve the conflict between the first and second bots from a plurality of available amelioration actions, and resolve the conflict by executing the selected amelioration action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas D. Erickson, Clifford A. Pickover, Komminist Weldemariam
  • Patent number: 10292651
    Abstract: Embodiments include methods, systems and computer program products for monitoring a user of a helmet for cumulative concussions. Aspects include monitoring one or more sensors in the helmet and receiving an output from the one or more sensors corresponding to an impact experienced by the helmet. Aspects also include calculating a cumulative concussion score based on the output of the one or more sensors and displaying an indication of the cumulative concussion score via an indicator on the helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James R. Kozloski, Mark C. H. Lamorey, Clifford A. Pickover, John J. Rice
  • Publication number: 20190146591
    Abstract: A method and system for positioning based device control. The method includes receiving device control instructions associated with function control of a device based on a positioning of a wearable hardware device of a user. Communications between the device and the wearable hardware device are synchronized and a position signal indicating a current position of the wearable hardware device with respect to a body of the user is received. In response, a command associated with controlling a specified function of the device is received and a command is executed resulting in the specified function of the device being modified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Clifford A. Pickover, Dana L. Price, Aaron J. Quirk
  • Publication number: 20190141879
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, computer program product, and a computer system for automated deployment of autonomous devices performing localized environment altering actions. A processor detects a set of weather conditions for a region, wherein the set of weather conditions includes at least temperature. A processor predicts whether the temperature will influence bodily functions of at least one organism of a plurality of organisms in the region. A processor dispatches one or more autonomous devices in response to predicting that the temperature will influence the bodily functions of the at least one organism of the plurality of organisms in the region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Michael S. Gordon, Clifford A. Pickover, Maja Vukovic
  • Patent number: 10289281
    Abstract: A task being initiated by a first data processing system can be detected. The method also can include, responsive to detecting the task being initiated, accessing a progress profile at least indicating a duration of time expected for the task to be performed, wherein the progress profile is generated based on crowd sourced statistics indicating respective durations of time to perform the task by a plurality of other data processing systems that performed the task. A progress bar can be presented on a display. A status of completion of performing the task can be indicated by reiteratively updating the progress bar, wherein the status of completion of performing the task by the first data processing system is determined based, at least, on the duration of time expected for the task to be performed as indicated in the progress profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Clifford A. Pickover, Dana L. Price, Aaron J. Quirk
  • Patent number: 10289456
    Abstract: A bot conflict-resolution service agent (BCRSA) for addressing conflicts between bots in a target domain is disclosed. The BCRSA is configured to receive data from a target domain that includes changes made to a content of the target domain, analyze the data to identify a first change made to the content by a first bot and a second change made to the content by a second bot, determine based on the analysis that the first and second changes conflict, determine that the first and second bots are in conflict, select an amelioration action to be executed to resolve the conflict between the first and second bots from a plurality of available amelioration actions, and resolve the conflict by executing the selected amelioration action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas D. Erickson, Clifford A. Pickover, Komminist Weldemariam
  • Patent number: 10287014
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle coupling apparatus for drone coupling. The unmanned aerial vehicle coupling apparatus includes a processor-based monitoring device to monitor values for each of a plurality of functions provided by a unmanned aerial vehicle and to detect when a value exceeds a predetermined threshold value, a vehicle selector to receive travel routes from each of a plurality of secondary vehicles and to select a secondary vehicle based on a travel route of the secondary vehicle when the value exceeds the predetermined threshold value, and a coupling mechanism to fasten and unfasten the unmanned aerial vehicle to the secondary vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas D. Erickson, Michael S. Gordon, Clifford A. Pickover, Maja Vukovic
  • Publication number: 20190139431
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and computer program product. Contextual data associated with a test administration is received. A likelihood of an incident of a cheating event by a test-taker is determined based on a predefined criterion that is met by the received contextual data. A test alteration is generated based on testing data and tested subject matter data related to a test administered to the test-taker during the test administration in accordance with the determined likelihood of the incident of the cheating event. The test administered to the test-taker is updated based on the generated test alteration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Michael S. Gordon, Clifford A. Pickover, Komminist Weldemariam
  • Patent number: 10279267
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a computer-implemented method for monitoring game activity of a game system. A non-limiting example of the method includes monitoring, by a processing device, game activity of the game system. The processing device determines characteristics of the game activity, along with expected characteristics of the game activity. The processing device analyzes the characteristics of the game activity and the expected characteristics of the game activity. Based at least in part on analyzing the characteristics of the game activity and the expected characteristics of the game activity, an entity that is controlling the game system is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kevin W. Brew, Michael S. Gordon, James R. Kozloski, Ashish Kundu, Clifford A. Pickover
  • Patent number: 10279266
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a computer-implemented method for monitoring game activity of a game system. A non-limiting example of the method includes monitoring, by a processing device, game activity of the game system. The processing device determines characteristics of the game activity, along with expected characteristics of the game activity. The processing device analyzes the characteristics of the game activity and the expected characteristics of the game activity. Based at least in part on analyzing the characteristics of the game activity and the expected characteristics of the game activity, an entity that is controlling the game system is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kevin W. Brew, Michael S. Gordon, James R. Kozloski, Ashish Kundu, Clifford A. Pickover
  • Patent number: 10275119
    Abstract: A system and method for enhancing the rendering of one or more objects based on payment and account options. The system includes a computer infrastructure configured to control enhancement rendering of an object in a virtual universe by providing at least one augmentation attribute to a tag of the object. The method includes providing enhancement rendering of an object in a virtual universe by augmenting the object based on a status of a user viewing the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rick A. Hamilton, II, Steven M. Harrison, Brian M. O'Connell, Clifford A. Pickover, Keith R. Walker
  • Publication number: 20190122156
    Abstract: A method and system of assigning computing resources of a cloud by an orchestration engine is provided. A workload request is received via a network. A blueprint is extracted from the workload request. Milestones associated with the blueprint are identified. Business rules associated with the blueprint are determined. A cost of each of the identified milestones is determined. Upon determining that there is interdependence between at least some of the identified milestones, a group of milestones that are interdependent is created. The milestones are ranked based on the determined business rules and determined cost. A deployment plan is executed based on the ranked milestones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Neeraj Asthana, Thomas Chefalas, Alexei Karve, Clifford A. Pickover, Maja Vukovic
  • Publication number: 20190121355
    Abstract: Using an imaging device of a user device associated with a public user, an image of an autonomous vehicle (AV) operating in an area is captured. The public user associated with the user device is other than an occupant or controller of the AV. Image processing of the image is performed to extract a set of visual characteristics of the AV. A visual characteristic in the set of visual characteristics is insufficient to uniquely identify the AV. From a set of AVs a subset of candidate AVs is selected where each candidate AV in the subset of candidate AVs matches within a tolerance at least one visual characteristic in the set of visual characteristics, the subset of candidate AVs including the AV. A stop command is sent to the AV, causing the AV to execute a stopping operation resulting in a change in a velocity of the AV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S. Gordon, James R. Kozloski, Ashish Kundu, Clifford A. Pickover
  • Patent number: 10265001
    Abstract: Embodiments include methods, systems and computer program products for monitoring a user of a helmet for traumatic brain injury. Aspects include obtaining a saliva specimen from a mouthguard and providing the saliva specimen to a lab on chip. Aspects further include determining whether the saliva specimen contains a biomarker that indicates the user suffered a traumatic brain injury and creating an alert that the user of the helmet has suffered a traumatic brain injury.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James R. Kozloski, Mark C. H. Lamorey, Clifford A. Pickover, John J. Rice
  • Patent number: 10264972
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided. The mechanism includes a user device and a smart pill within a host. The smart pill is communicatively connected to the user device for transmitting and receiving secure communications. Settings of the smart pill while in the host are configured to be changed based on patient category data of the host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James R. Kozloski, Clifford A. Pickover
  • Patent number: 10268280
    Abstract: A method and system for positioning based device control. The method includes receiving device control instructions associated with function control of a device based on a positioning of a wearable hardware device of a user. Communications between the device and the wearable hardware device are synchronized and a position signal indicating a current position of the wearable hardware device with respect to a body of the user is received. In response, a command associated with controlling a specified function of the device is received and a command is executed resulting in the specified function of the device being modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat Deluca, Clifford A. Pickover, Dana L. Price, Aaron J. Quirk
  • Patent number: 10262302
    Abstract: Recommending a recipe and monitoring the preparation of the recipe according to a calendar by a computer that receives calendar data that includes one or more of: a date, scheduled appointment times for the date and appointment durations, any special events on the date, and proximity of the date to a holiday. The computer identifies one or more recipes that can be prepared in an available time slot in the calendar, the one or more recipes includes a list of food from a food ingredient list and monitors data, including length of time to complete a preparation step of the selected recipe. Responsive to the length of time increasing by more than a threshold value, the computer adjusts one or more subsequent preparation steps of the selected recipe to compensate for the increase to the length of time and/or the calendar to provide a longer available time for recipe preparation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Minkyong Kim, Min Li, Clifford A. Pickover, Valentina Salapura
  • Patent number: 10259452
    Abstract: A method generates and implements a real-time amelioration action for ameliorating an imminent collision between a self-driving vehicle (SDV) and an object. One or more processors detect that an imminent collision by a self-driving vehicle (SDV) is imminent with a confidence C1, and determine whether the SDV has an occupant of occupant type P with a confidence C2. One or more processors identify an object with which the imminent collision by the SDV is imminent with a confidence C3, and then generate and implement, based on C1, C2, C3, and P, a real-time amelioration action for ameliorating the imminent collision between the SDV and the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S. Gordon, Stacy F. Hobson, James R. Kozloski, Ashish Kundu, Clifford A. Pickover
  • Patent number: 10251331
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, computer program product, and a computer system for automated deployment of autonomous devices performing localized environment altering actions. A set of weather conditions for a region is received. Based on the weather conditions predicting the weather in the region is likely to have a negative effect on at least one living organism in the region. Then dispatching, one or more autonomous devices to the region, wherein the one or more autonomous devices comprise a set of sensors and at least one temperature altering element. The autonomous devices is directed to a first location of the first living organism, based, at least in part on a set of data received from the set of sensors. The autonomous devices is directed to alleviate at least a portion of the negative effect of the temperature to the first living organism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S. Gordon, Clifford A. Pickover, Maja Vukovic