Patents by Inventor Eli M. Dow

Eli M. Dow 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: 11455183
    Abstract: Migration of virtual machines within a computing environment is facilitated. A processor obtains a current virtual machine to host mapping in the computing environment, as well as a plurality of future virtual machine to host mappings. A current migration plan to migrate from a current state of the computing environment to another state of the computing environment is also obtained. Based on the current virtual machine to host mapping and one or more future virtual machine to host mappings of the plurality of future virtual machine to host mappings a determination is made that one or more potential alert conditions exist in the current migration plan. The current migration plan and/or one or more future virtual machine to host mappings are displayed. The current migration plan is adjusted to address at least one potential alert condition of the one or more potential alert conditions to improve processing within the computing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eli M. Dow, James P. Gilchrist, Steven K. Schmidt, Charles J. Stocker, IV
  • Patent number: 11322033
    Abstract: Method, apparatus, and computer program product are provided for assessing road surface condition. In some embodiments, candidate locations each forecast to have a dangerous road surface condition are determined, an optimized flight path is determined comprising a sequence of sites corresponding to the candidate locations, dispatch is made to a first site within the sequence, and a road surface condition at the first site is assessed using an onboard sensor (e.g., spectroradiometer). In some embodiments, a check for new information is performed before dispatch is made to a second site. In some embodiments, the candidate locations are determined using both a model forecast and data-mined locations considered hazardous. In some embodiments, the optimized flight path is determined using TSP optimization constrained by available flight time and prioritized by frequency of historical incident and severity of forecast road surface condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eli M. Dow, Campbell D. Watson, Guillaume A. R. Auger, Michael E. Henderson
  • Patent number: 11301648
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method, computer system, and computer program product for tracking occupancy on a transit system is provided. The present invention may include receiving passenger information for passengers boarding a public transit system comprising one or more cars; counting the passengers within each of the cars of the public transit system based on the location of each of the passengers; identifying, based on the location of each of the passengers, whether each of the passengers is seated or standing; and displaying, based on the counting and identifying of the passengers, the current occupancy of each of the cars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gregg M. Arquero, Eli M. Dow, Syed F. Hossain, Joshua Schaeffer, Yunli Tang
  • Patent number: 11219797
    Abstract: A real-time performance management may be used for cycling. A first computing device retrieves profile data related to a cyclist. The first computing device receives sensor readings from one or more sensors. A first sensor of the one or more sensors detects cyclist tilt. Profile data and the sensor readings from the one or more sensors determine cyclist status. A notification based on the determined cyclist status communicates to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John Werner, Eli M. Dow, Kavita Sehgal, Sneha Varghese, Diane Stamboni, Nicholas Danyluk, Sarah Wu
  • Patent number: 11189178
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to computer-implemented methods, computer systems, and computer program products for remote monitoring of devices. The method includes causing a launch of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The UAV is instructed to fly a path that is optimized to read optical signals from a set of one or more devices. Data is received from the UAV, the data corresponding to the optical signals read from the set of one or more devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eli M. Dow, Michael R. Kelly, Harry R. Kolar, Jessie Yu
  • Patent number: 11120074
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a computer-implemented method, computer system, and computer program product for analyzing image data to create a reference. The method includes receiving a first image data. The image data is saved in a database. The image data is analyzed to determine a source of the first image data. A reference is created based on the analyzing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eli M. Dow, Thomas D. Fitzsimmons, Maurice M. Materise, Jessie Yu
  • Patent number: 11093769
    Abstract: An approach for extracting strokes in a free space environment is described. Boundaries are displayed in a free space environment describing at least one two-dimensional surface area. One or more language movements are extracted from the free space environment by a paired ring device and transmitted as images for processing. Haptic feedback is provided to the paired ring device in response to detecting at least one language movement occurring outside of at least one two-dimensional surface area. At least one extracted language movement is input into a character training model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eli M. Dow, Thomas D. Fitzsimmons, Tynan J. Garrett, Emily M. Metruck
  • Patent number: 11074928
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes determining a meeting has initialized between a first user and a second user, wherein vocal and video recordings are produced for at least the first user. The method receives the vocal and video recordings for the first user. The method analyzes the vocal and video recordings for the first user according to one or more parameters for speech and one or more parameters for gestures. The method determines one or more emotions and a role in the meeting for the first user based at least on the analyzed vocal and video recordings. The method sends an output of analysis to at least one of the first user and the second user, wherein the output of analysis includes at least the determined one or more emotions and the role in the meeting for the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eli M. Dow, Thomas D. Fitzsimmons, Tynan J. Garrett, Emily M. Metruck
  • Patent number: 11068476
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein are directed to computer-implemented methods, systems, and computer program products for calculating a metric using natural language processing tokens. A non-limiting example of the computer-implemented method includes parsing, by a processing device, user content using a natural language processing technique to extract tokens. The method further includes filtering, by the processing device, the tokens relating to a natural language processing criterion. The method further includes calculating, by the processing device, a metric based at least in part on the filtered tokens. The method further includes determining, by the processing device, whether to take an action by applying the metric to a set of rules. The method further includes taking the action responsive to determining to take the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nicholas Danyluk, Eli M. Dow, Kavita Sehgal, Diane Stamboni, Sneha Varghese, John Werner, Sarah Wu
  • Patent number: 11042540
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein are directed to computer-implemented methods, systems, and computer program products for calculating a metric using natural language processing tokens. A non-limiting example of the computer-implemented method includes parsing, by a processing device, user content using a natural language processing technique to extract tokens. The method further includes filtering, by the processing device, the tokens relating to a natural language processing criterion. The method further includes calculating, by the processing device, a metric based at least in part on the filtered tokens. The method further includes determining, by the processing device, whether to take an action by applying the metric to a set of rules. The method further includes taking the action responsive to determining to take the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nicholas Danyluk, Eli M. Dow, Kavita Sehgal, Diane Stamboni, Sneha Varghese, John Werner, Sarah Wu
  • Publication number: 20210173682
    Abstract: A computer system adapts processing of expressions by a command-line interface. An expression provided to the command-line interface is analyzed, wherein the command line interface includes pre-defined expression processing. One or more artificial intelligence agents are selected from a plurality of artificial intelligence agents based on the analysis of the expression. The expression is evaluated by the selected one or more artificial intelligence agents to determine processing modifications for the pre-defined expression processing. The expression is processed in accordance with the determined processing modifications and results are provided to the command-line interface. Embodiments of the present invention further include a method and program product for adapting processing of expressions by a shell in substantially the same manner described above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Tathagata Chakraborti, Mayank Agarwal, Eli M. Dow, Kartik Talamadupula, Kshitij Fadnis, Jorge J. Barroso Carmona, Borja Godoy
  • Patent number: 11010797
    Abstract: A processor-implemented method for analyzing sentiment data corresponding to users experiencing an entertainment to generate a sentiment rating is provided. The processor-implemented method includes collecting physical data procured by wearable devices corresponding to the users during the entertainment. The processor-implemented method includes analyzing the physical data to determine sentiment data and generating the sentiment rating for the entertainment based on the sentiment data. The sentiment rating quantifies a collective real-time emotional response for the users that experience the entertainment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eli M. Dow, Yunli Tang
  • Patent number: 11002958
    Abstract: A system and method to dynamically control a configuration of parallax barriers includes performing skeletal tracking, using a skeletal tracking system, to determine a position of each viewer of content displayed by an image source. One of the parallax barriers among the parallax barriers is determined as being most closely associated with a viewing angle of each viewer, and the one of the parallax barriers is adjusted as needed to display the content as a three-dimensional image to one or more of the viewers with the viewing angle that is the most closely associated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eli M. Dow, Thomas D. Fitzsimmons, Charles J. Stocker, IV, Jessie Yu
  • Patent number: 10984363
    Abstract: Embodiments include method, systems and computer program products for performing summarization of a recording based on biometric and business process data. Aspects include receiving a recording of a customer service representative performing a task, receiving a biometric data from a sensor configured to monitor the customer service representative during the performance of the task and obtaining a business process data relating to one or more of the task and the customer service representative. Aspects also include identifying one or more portions of interest from the recording based on one or more of the biometric data and the business process data and compiling the one or more portions of interest into a summarization of the task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eli M. Dow, Erin M. Farr, Michael E. Gildein, II, Moses J. Vaughan
  • Patent number: 10984364
    Abstract: Embodiments include method, systems and computer program products for performing summarization of a recording based on biometric and business process data. Aspects include receiving a recording of a customer service representative performing a task, receiving a biometric data from a sensor configured to monitor the customer service representative during the performance of the task and obtaining a business process data relating to one or more of the task and the customer service representative. Aspects also include identifying one or more portions of interest from the recording based on one or more of the biometric data and the business process data and compiling the one or more portions of interest into a summarization of the task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eli M. Dow, Erin M. Farr, Michael E. Gildein, II, Moses J. Vaughan
  • Publication number: 20210108925
    Abstract: Refining an ecological niche model (ENM) associated with a geospatial location includes developing a fluid dynamics model based on measurements generated by a device deployed into fluid flows of the geospatial location. The measurements include temperature and velocity field, depth and particle transport measurements. The refining further includes refining and running the fluid dynamics model using measurements regenerated from the device being redeployed into the fluid flows to produce an output. This output is descriptive of fluid dynamics at the geospatial location and input into the ENM. The ENM is run to produce a baseline ENM output descriptive of a probability of a species existing at the geospatial location. In addition, the ENM is run with a limnologic modification to produce a predictive ENM output descriptive of a predictive probability of the species existing at the geospatial location that is comparable to the baseline ENM output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: ELI M. DOW, JESSIE YU
  • Patent number: 10969518
    Abstract: An aspect includes aggregating a plurality of disparate datasets into a document store with semi-structured attributes, with each document in the document store specifying a geospatial location and a value of an environmental parameter at the geospatial location. The document store includes a plurality of documents specifying a plurality of different geo spatial locations and different environmental parameters, and the environmental parameters include a climatological parameter. Niche model layers are generated for the different environmental parameters at the geospatial locations. The niche models include a model layer for each of the different environmental parameters. A future geospatial location of a species is predicted based on environmental attributes of the species and contents of the niche model layers. The predicted future geospatial location of the species overlaid on a geographic map is output to a requestor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eli M. Dow, Matthew M. Klawonn, Harry R. Kolar
  • Publication number: 20210065565
    Abstract: Method, apparatus, and computer program product are provided for assessing road surface condition. In some embodiments, candidate locations each forecast to have a dangerous road surface condition are determined, an optimized flight path is determined comprising a sequence of sites corresponding to the candidate locations, dispatch is made to a first site within the sequence, and a road surface condition at the first site is assessed using an onboard sensor (e.g., spectroradiometer). In some embodiments, a check for new information is performed before dispatch is made to a second site. In some embodiments, the candidate locations are determined using both a model forecast and data-mined locations considered hazardous. In some embodiments, the optimized flight path is determined using TSP optimization constrained by available flight time and prioritized by frequency of historical incident and severity of forecast road surface condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Eli M. Dow, Campbell D. Watson, Guillaume A.R. Auger, Michael E. Henderson
  • Patent number: 10900786
    Abstract: Refining an ecological niche model (ENM) associated with a geospatial location includes developing a fluid dynamics model based on measurements generated by a device deployed into fluid flows of the geospatial location. The measurements include temperature and velocity field, depth and particle transport measurements. The refining further includes refining and running the fluid dynamics model using measurements regenerated from the device being redeployed into the fluid flows to produce an output. This output is descriptive of fluid dynamics at the geospatial location and input into the ENM. The ENM is run to produce a baseline ENM output descriptive of a probability of a species existing at the geospatial location. In addition, the ENM is run with a limnologic modification to produce a predictive ENM output descriptive of a predictive probability of the species existing at the geospatial location that is comparable to the baseline ENM output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eli M. Dow, Jessie Yu
  • Patent number: 10839716
    Abstract: Embodiments include methods, systems, and computer program products for modifying driving behavior. Aspects include obtaining driving data for a driver. Then developing, by a processor, a driving profile based on the driving data for the driver, wherein the driving profile includes one or more driving behaviors. Aspects also include obtaining location data for the driver and obtaining a set of driving rules from one or more databases based upon the location data for the driver. Additionally, aspects include comparing, by the processor, the driving profile to the set of driving rules to derive a set of suggested driving changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gregg M. Arquero, Eli M. Dow, Syed F. Hossain, Joshua A. Schaeffer, Yunli Tang