Patents by Inventor Ian P. Kitchen

Ian P. Kitchen 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: 11012319
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and a computer program product for entity selection in a visualization of a network graph is provided. The present invention may include receiving as input a selection interaction. The present invention may then include generating a profile based on one or more entity characteristics of one or more entities selected in the selection interaction. The present invention may then include generating a weighting for one or more entities based on the generated profile, wherein the generated weighting is a sum of weights of one or more entity characteristics. The present invention may lastly include partitioning the user interface into one or more selectable areas, wherein a size of the selectable area is based on the generated weighting for a displayed entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Kerr, Ian P. Kitchen, Robert Tucker, Dominique Martindale, Martin Nathan
  • Publication number: 20200036598
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and a computer program product for entity selection in a visualization of a network graph is provided. The present invention may include receiving as input a selection interaction. The present invention may then include generating a profile based on one or more entity characteristics of one or more entities selected in the selection interaction. The present invention may then include generating a weighting for one or more entities based on the generated profile, wherein the generated weighting is a sum of weights of one or more entity characteristics. The present invention may lastly include partitioning the user interface into one or more selectable areas, wherein a size of the selectable area is based on the generated weighting for a displayed entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Kerr, Ian P. Kitchen, Robert Tucker, Dominique Martindale, Martin Nathan
  • Patent number: 9578460
    Abstract: A method to determine whether a target device is collocated with at least one other device within a plurality of devices associated with a user's contact list is provided. The method may include determining location information for each of the plurality of mobile devices associated with the user's contact list. The method may also include selecting a target device within the plurality of devices. The method may further include determining, based on the location information, whether the selected target device is collocated with the at least one other device within the plurality of devices. Additionally, the method may include displaying the at least one other collocated device to the user. The method may also include determining if the at least one other collocated device is selected by the user. The method may include connecting the target device and the selected at least one other collocated device to the user's device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Ian P. Kitchen
  • Publication number: 20160165399
    Abstract: A method to determine whether a target device is collocated with at least one other device within a plurality of devices associated with a user's contact list is provided. The method may include determining location information for each of the plurality of mobile devices associated with the user's contact list. The method may also include selecting a target device within the plurality of devices. The method may further include determining, based on the location information, whether the selected target device is collocated with the at least one other device within the plurality of devices. Additionally, the method may include displaying the at least one other collocated device to the user. The method may also include determining if the at least one other collocated device is selected by the user. The method may include connecting the target device and the selected at least one other collocated device to the user's device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventor: Ian P. Kitchen
  • Patent number: 9307363
    Abstract: A method to determine whether a target device is collocated with at least one other device within a plurality of devices associated with a user's contact list is provided. The method may include determining location information for each of the plurality of mobile devices associated with the user's contact list. The method may also include selecting a target device within the plurality of devices. The method may further include determining, based on the location information, whether the selected target device is collocated with the at least one other device within the plurality of devices. Additionally, the method may include displaying the at least one other collocated device to the user. The method may also include determining if the at least one other collocated device is selected by the user. The method may include connecting the target device and the selected at least one other collocated device to the user's device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Ian P. Kitchen
  • Publication number: 20150373490
    Abstract: A method to determine whether a target device is collocated with at least one other device within a plurality of devices associated with a user's contact list is provided. The method may include determining location information for each of the plurality of mobile devices associated with the user's contact list. The method may also include selecting a target device within the plurality of devices. The method may further include determining, based on the location information, whether the selected target device is collocated with the at least one other device within the plurality of devices. Additionally, the method may include displaying the at least one other collocated device to the user. The method may also include determining if the at least one other collocated device is selected by the user. The method may include connecting the target device and the selected at least one other collocated device to the user's device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventor: Ian P. Kitchen