Patents by Inventor Hovey R. Strong

Hovey R. Strong 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: 10417917
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method comprising maintaining a multi-dimensional data structure partitioned into cells utilizing a tree data structure (“tree”) comprising intervals for each dimension of a multi-dimensional space. To partition an interval for a node of the tree into multiple subintervals, multiple leaf nodes (“leaves”) are generated, each leaf descending from the node. To merge multiple intervals for multiple nodes of the tree, a parent node (“parent”) and multiple leaves descending from the parent are generated, the parent and the leaves are time constrained, and the leaves are scheduled for a merger. When transient data in cells included in a list that corresponds to a leaf scheduled for merger expires, each cell in the list is converted into a cell for inclusion in a different list corresponding to a parent of the leaf, each leaf of the parent removed, and the parent turned into a leaf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jeanette L. Blomberg, Eric K. Butler, Anca A. Chandra, Pawan R. Chowdhary, Thomas D. Griffin, Divyesh Jadav, Robert J. Moore, Hovey R. Strong, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190279134
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a system, method and computer program product for forecasting a time series based on actuals and a plan. A method comprises generating a first and a second sequence of segments that rise and fall alternately based on a first and a second sequence of data values over time, respectively. The first and second sequence of data values represent actual data for an ongoing project and estimated data for a planned project, respectively. The method further comprises aligning at least one segment of the second sequence of segments with at least one segment of the first sequence of segments, and adjusting the estimated data by replacing at least one segment of the second sequence of segments with a scaled version of at least one corresponding aligned segment of the first sequence of segments. The scaled version maintains an estimated total for the planned project.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Jeanette L. Blomberg, Neil H.A. Boyette, Anca A. Chandra, Se Chan Oh, Hovey R. Strong, JR.
  • Patent number: 10395198
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a system, method and computer program product for forecasting a time series based on actuals and a plan. A method comprises generating a first and a second sequence of segments that rise and fall alternately based on a first and a second sequence of data values over time, respectively. The first and second sequence of data values represent actual data for an ongoing project and estimated data for a planned project, respectively. The method further comprises aligning at least one segment of the second sequence of segments with at least one segment of the first sequence of segments, and adjusting the estimated data by replacing at least one segment of the second sequence of segments with a scaled version of at least one corresponding aligned segment of the first sequence of segments. The scaled version maintains an estimated total for the planned project.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jeanette L. Blomberg, Neil H. A. Boyette, Anca A. Chandra, Se Chan Oh, Hovey R. Strong, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190220780
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method for detecting a temporal change of name associated with performance data. The method comprises receiving at least one candidate name replacement pair comprising a pair of names. The method further comprises, in a training stage, for each known name replacement pair included in the performance data, determining a window of time covering a most recent appearance of a first name of the known name replacement pair. The window of time is determined based on quantitative features of a time series model comprising performance data for the first name and a second name of the known name replacement pair. The method further comprises, in the training stage, training a machine learning classifier based on quantitative features computed using a portion of the performance data for the first name and the second name, where the portion is within the window of time determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Jeanette L. Blomberg, Anca A. Chandra, Pawan R. Chowdhary, Se Chan Oh, Hovey R. Strong, JR., Suppawong Tuarob
  • Patent number: 10339467
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method for detecting a temporal change of name associated with performance data. The method comprises receiving at least one candidate name replacement pair comprising a pair of names. The method further comprises, in a training stage, for each known name replacement pair included in the performance data, determining a window of time covering a most recent appearance of a first name of the known name replacement pair. The window of time is determined based on quantitative features of a time series model comprising performance data for the first name and a second name of the known name replacement pair. The method further comprises, in the training stage, training a machine learning classifier based on quantitative features computed using a portion of the performance data for the first name and the second name, where the portion is within the window of time determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jeanette L. Blomberg, Anca A. Chandra, Pawan R. Chowdhary, Se Chan Oh, Hovey R. Strong, Jr., Suppawong Tuarob
  • Patent number: 10318970
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a system, method and computer program product for generating a succinct approximate representation of a time series. A method comprises determining at least one peak data value and at least one trough data value of an input series comprising a sequence of data values over time. The input series is partitioned into multiple segments comprising at least one rising segment that rises to a peak data value and at least one falling segment that falls to a trough data value. A sequence of segments that rise and fall alternately is generated based on the segments. A sequence of totals representing a succinct approximate representation of the input series is generated. Each total comprises a sum of data values for a corresponding segment of the sequence of segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jeanette L. Blomberg, Neil H. A. Boyette, Anca A. Chandra, Se Chan Oh, Hovey R. Strong, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10318144
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method according to one embodiment includes identifying an amount of force applied to a pressure-sensitive touchscreen of a device, and providing the amount of force as an input to an application of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Raphael I. Arar, Hovey R. Strong
  • Publication number: 20180354621
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide an apparatus comprising a body including a cavity for storing one or more packages, and a conveyor belt disposed above a top surface of the body. The belt is shaped to receive one or more packages, and the belt is controllable to rotate a package placed on the belt either from the top surface to the cavity for storage or from the cavity to the top surface for dispatch. A package comprises at least one of a drone and a payload transported by the drone. The apparatus further comprises a landing mechanism for stabilizing a drone landing on the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Jeanette L. Blomberg, Eric K. Butler, Anca A. Chandra, Pawan R. Chowdhary, Thomas D. Griffin, Divyesh Jadav, Sunhwan Lee, Robert J. Moore, Hovey R. Strong, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20180349929
    Abstract: One embodiment provides optimizing potential revenue savings when predicting client revenue change including receiving revenue data with timestamps for a number of historical periods at a particular level, with attributes of the particular level and a percentage of the required revenue change. The data is filtered. The filtered data is aggregated at the particular level for a selected prediction. A sliding window of the number of historical periods is moved over business periods, creating a data point for each historical period temporal window by extracting features. A required target output is created for each data point for at least one future time period. A weight is assigned to each data point proportional to value of revenue. A model is trained to optimize a weighted linear combination of losses over each data point. A set of recent histories is converted into a quantitative health value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Jeanette L. Blomberg, Abhinav Maurya, Aly Megahed, Hovey R. Strong, JR.
  • Publication number: 20180349930
    Abstract: One embodiment provides optimizing predictive precision for actionable forecasts of revenue change including receiving revenue data with timestamps for a number of historical periods at a particular level, with attributes of the particular level and a percentage of the required revenue change. The data is filtered. The filtered data is aggregated at the particular level for a selected prediction. A sliding window of the number of historical periods is moved over business periods, creating a data point for each historical period temporal window by extracting features. A required target output is created for each data point for at least one future time period. A model is trained to optimize predictive precision for actionable forecasts of revenue change. A set of recent histories is converted into a quantitative health value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Jeanette L. Blomberg, Abhinav Maurya, Aly Megahed, Hovey R. Strong
  • Publication number: 20180349928
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method for predicting revenue change in a ledger including receiving, by a processor device, revenue data with timestamps for a number of historical periods at a particular level, with attributes of the particular level and a percentage of the required revenue change. The data is filtered. The filtered data is aggregated at the particular level for a selected prediction. A sliding window of the number of historical periods is moved over business periods, creating a data point for each historical period temporal window by extracting features. A required target output is created for each data point for at least one future time period. A statistical classification model is trained to predict the revenue change. A set of recent histories is converted into a quantitative health value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Jeanette L. Blomberg, Abhinav Maurya, Aly Megahed, Hovey R. Strong, JR.
  • Publication number: 20180323643
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, according to one embodiment, includes: setting a target power demand corresponding to a consumer, and performing a process. The process includes: determining an actual power demand presented to the utility by the consumer based on a reward table, determining a current error, determining whether the actual power demand is adjustable in a direction that reduces the current error, reducing the current error by adjusting the actual power demand in response to determining that the actual power demand is adjustable in the direction that reduces the current error, and modifying the target power demand in response to determining that the actual power demand is not adjustable in the direction that reduces the current error. Determining the actual power demand includes measuring the power demand over a period of time in accordance with a process for measuring stability of power demand received from the utility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Raphael I. Arar, Sandeep Gopisetty, Hovey R. Strong, JR.
  • Publication number: 20180301042
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method comprising maintaining a weather model based on predicted weather conditions for an air traffic control zone. A hash table comprising multiple hash entries is maintained. Each hash entry comprises a timestamped predicted weather condition for a cell in the zone. A flight plan request for a drone is received. The request comprises a planned flight path for the drone. For at least one cell on the planned flight path, same latitude or same longitude cells, whichever is most closely orthogonal to a direction of the planned flight path, are heuristically probed. Weather conditions for the at least one cell are estimated based on predicted weather conditions for the same latitude or same longitude cells. An executable flight plan is generated if the planned flight path is feasible based on the estimated weather conditions; otherwise, a report including an explanation of infeasibility is generated instead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Jeanette L. Blomberg, Eric K. Butler, Anca A. Chandra, Pawan R. Chowdhary, Thomas D. Griffin, Divyesh Jadav, Shun Jiang, Sunhwan Lee, Robert J. Moore, Hovey R. Strong, Jr., Chung-hao Tan
  • Patent number: 10081425
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide an apparatus comprising a body including a cavity for storing one or more packages, and a conveyor belt disposed above a top surface of the body. The belt is shaped to receive one or more packages, and the belt is controllable to rotate a package placed on the belt either from the top surface to the cavity for storage or from the cavity to the top surface for dispatch. A package comprises at least one of a drone and a payload transported by the drone. The apparatus further comprises a landing mechanism for stabilizing a drone landing on the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jeanette L. Blomberg, Eric K. Butler, Anca A. Chandra, Pawan R. Chowdhary, Thomas D. Griffin, Divyesh Jadav, Sunhwan Lee, Robert J. Moore, Hovey R. Strong, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10062292
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method comprising maintaining a weather model based on predicted weather conditions for an air traffic control zone. A hash table comprising multiple hash entries is maintained. Each hash entry comprises a timestamped predicted weather condition for a cell in the zone. A flight plan request for a drone is received. The request comprises a planned flight path for the drone. For at least one cell on the planned flight path, same latitude or same longitude cells, whichever is most closely orthogonal to a direction of the planned flight path, are heuristically probed. Weather conditions for the at least one cell are estimated based on predicted weather conditions for the same latitude or same longitude cells. An executable flight plan is generated if the planned flight path is feasible based on the estimated weather conditions; otherwise, a report including an explanation of infeasibility is generated instead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jeanette L. Blomberg, Eric K. Butler, Anca A. Chandra, Pawan R. Chowdhary, Thomas D. Griffin, Divyesh Jadav, Shun Jiang, Sunhwan Lee, Robert J. Moore, Hovey R. Strong, Jr., Chung-hao Tan
  • Publication number: 20180239481
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method according to one embodiment includes identifying an amount of force applied to a pressure-sensitive touchscreen of a device, and providing the amount of force as an input to an application of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Raphael I. Arar, Hovey R. Strong, JR.
  • Publication number: 20180233053
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method comprising receiving a task set comprising multiple tasks, receiving operational information identifying one or more operating characteristics of multiple drones, and obtaining an initial heuristic ordering of the multiple tasks based on the operational information and the climate information. Each task has a corresponding task location. The method further comprises scheduling the multiple tasks to obtain a final ordering of the multiple tasks. The final ordering represents an order in which the multiple tasks are scheduled, and the final ordering may be different from the initial heuristic ordering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Jeanette L. Blomberg, Eric K. Butler, Anca A. Chandra, Pawan R. Chowdhary, Thomas D. Griffin, Divyesh Jadav, Shun Jiang, Sunhwan Lee, Robert J. Moore, Hovey R. Strong, JR., Chung-hao Tan
  • Patent number: 10013886
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method comprising receiving a task set comprising multiple tasks, receiving operational information identifying one or more operating characteristics of multiple drones, and obtaining an initial heuristic ordering of the multiple tasks based on the operational information and the climate information. Each task has a corresponding task location. The method further comprises scheduling the multiple tasks to obtain a final ordering of the multiple tasks. The final ordering represents an order in which the multiple tasks are scheduled, and the final ordering may be different from the initial heuristic ordering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jeanette L. Blomberg, Eric K. Butler, Anca A. Chandra, Pawan R. Chowdhary, Thomas D. Griffin, Divyesh Jadav, Shun Jiang, Sunhwan Lee, Robert J. Moore, Hovey R. Strong, Jr., Chung-hao Tan
  • Publication number: 20180178912
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide an apparatus comprising a body including a cavity for storing one or more packages, and a conveyor belt disposed above a top surface of the body. The belt is shaped to receive one or more packages, and the belt is controllable to rotate a package placed on the belt either from the top surface to the cavity for storage or from the cavity to the top surface for dispatch. A package comprises at least one of a drone and a payload transported by the drone. The apparatus further comprises a landing mechanism for stabilizing a drone landing on the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Jeanette L. Blomberg, Eric K. Butler, Anca A. Chandra, Pawan R. Chowdhary, Thomas D. Griffin, Divyesh Jadav, Sunhwan Lee, Robert J. Moore, Hovey R. Strong, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9998140
    Abstract: Methods and arrangements for providing a compressed representation of a number sequence. An input number sequence is received, as is a stored number sequence. The input number sequence is compared to the stored number sequence. The comparing includes determining a set of coefficients corresponding to the input number sequence, via solving at least one algebraic equation, the at least one algebraic equation comprising at least one of: an arithmetic equation, and an exponential equation. The comparing further includes applying at least one test to determine whether the set of coefficients identifies at least a portion of the stored number sequence as matching the entire input number sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tobin J. Lehman, Mario H. Lichtsinn, Hovey R. Strong, Jr.