Patents by Inventor James E. Bostick

James E. Bostick 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: 10560508
    Abstract: Systems and methods for personalizing video playback are disclosed. In embodiments, a computer-implemented method, comprises: initiating, by a computing device, a video playing session of a video; recording, by the computing device, user initiated playback actions during the video playing session as playback event data; determining, by the computing device, context data based on content of the video, and saving the context data; determining, by the computing device, insights regarding the user playback event data utilizing the context data; and generating, by the computing device, one or more recommendations based on the insights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Martin G. Keen, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10558748
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes: receiving, by a computing device, an input file defining correct spellings of one or more transliterated words; generating, by the computing device, suffix outputs based on the one or more transliterated words; generating, by the computing device, a dictionary that maps the suffix outputs to the one or more transliterated words; recognizing, by the computing device, an alternatively spelled transliterated word included in a document as one of the one or more correctly spelled transliterated words using the dictionary; and outputting, by the computing device, information corresponding to the recognized transliterated word.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Martin G. Keen, Craig M. Trim
  • Patent number: 10555118
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention disclose a method for managing audio on a mobile device based on environmental factors. The method includes one or more processors determining that an audio-related task initiates on a mobile device. The method further includes determining whether a location of the mobile device is within a threshold proximity to a paired smart speaker. In response to determining that the location of the mobile device is within the threshold proximity, the method further includes determining a first set of environmental factors associated with a physical environment of the paired smart speaker based on data associated with the mobile device, the paired smart speaker, and the corresponding operating environment. The method further includes determining whether to transfer the audio-related task from the mobile device to the paired smart speaker based on analyzing of the first set of environmental factors in comparison to user preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Martin G. Keen, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10548366
    Abstract: A navigation system includes microfluidics, a piezoelectric charger, and a transceiver paired with a network connected mobile computing device sending walking navigation instructions to the navigation system. The instructions are received by the transceiver and rendered as an embossed line using the microfluidics. The embossed line is felt by a user and interpreted as a navigation instruction. Other position information, such as upcoming obstacles, gradients, and route outline, can be portrayed as an embossed line to a user using the microfluidics. Optionally, the navigation system includes one or more pressure sensors providing pressure measurements to the mobile computing device for determining the gait of a user. The analyzed pressure measurements are received by the transceiver and rendered as one or more projecting objects by the microfluidics at locations with improper applied pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Martin G. Keen, James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10553217
    Abstract: Approaches presented herein enable visualization of audio announcements using augmented reality (AR). Specifically, an audio system captures a set of broadcast audio announcements or messages at an originating location associated with a user as a set of audio files, which a speech-to-text transcriber transcribes to text. A natural language processing tool analyzes the transcribed text to determine, for each announcement, whether the announcement is relevant to the user. Relevant announcements are forwarded to a mobile device of the user. The user may access, in an AR environment, the set of announcements via a set of icons to display text of an announcement or to play audio of an announcement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Martin G. Keen, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10552668
    Abstract: Aspects differentially drive the graphic display of links overlaid between people in a group photograph as a function of associated relationship type. Individuals are distinguished within the photograph and relationships are identified among the individuals that differ from one another with respect to type of relationship, by extracting relationship data via natural language processing relative to social network data of one or more of the identified individuals. Thus, a graphic display device is driven to display the identified relationships via each of different overlay elements that are depicted directly on the photograph, link respective ones of the identified individuals, and use different graphic elements to convey differences in respective types of the relationships that are determined among the identified individuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Kimberly G. Starks
  • Patent number: 10547768
    Abstract: A method and system for improving virtual display generation with respect to a visual obstruction is provided. The method includes generating code associated with determining and resolving a physical obstruction with respect to a visual presentation. Video retrieval devices are enabled for retrieving a first video stream of a first object and a second object being viewed by users and a second video stream of the users. A visual obstruction including a portion of the first object visually obstructing a portion of the second object is detected. A boundary and content type associated with the portion of the second object being visually obstructed is determined and and analyzed with respect to a threshold value and a resulting video stream presenting an entire view of the second object without being visually obstructed with respect to the first object is generated and presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Martin G. Keen, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10546153
    Abstract: Alert notification content is conveyed to an authorized user and other persons oriented relative to the mobile device to perceive the alert notification content during an ephemeral alert period, in response to determining that the authorized user is oriented to perceive the alert notification content during the ephemeral alert period, and that only the authorized user is proximate enough to perceive the alert notification content conveyed by the mobile device, or that is appropriate pursuant to rule or privacy setting applications to convey the alert notification content to each of the other persons. The alert content is muted in response to determining that it is not appropriate pursuant to the rule application or privacy setting to convey the content to the other persons, or that the authorized user is not oriented to perceive the alert notification content during the ephemeral alert period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Martin G. Keen, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Publication number: 20200029167
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention disclose a method for managing audio on a mobile device based on environmental factors. The method includes one or more processors determining that an audio-related task initiates on a mobile device. The method further includes determining whether a location of the mobile device is within a threshold proximity to a paired smart speaker. In response to determining that the location of the mobile device is within the threshold proximity, the method further includes determining a first set of environmental factors associated with a physical environment of the paired smart speaker based on data associated with the mobile device, the paired smart speaker, and the corresponding operating environment. The method further includes determining whether to transfer the audio-related task from the mobile device to the paired smart speaker based on analyzing of the first set of environmental factors in comparison to user preferences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, JR., Martin G. Keen, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10540132
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention disclose a method for controlling a device remotely. The method includes one or more processors identifying one or more electronic devices, viewed through a transparent display, connected to a network. The method further includes one or more processors determining a first electronic device, from the one or more electronic devices. The method further includes one or more processors mirroring the user interface of the first electronic device on the transparent display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Martin G. Keen, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10532697
    Abstract: A display of roadside objects on a vehicle windshield within a primary field of view of a driver, with an indication of a level of importance of the object is provided. A method includes: detecting, by a computer device, a roadside object in a vehicle driver's peripheral view; analyzing, by the computer device, the detected roadside object to assign a level of importance to the object based on predefined levels of importance; and displaying, by the computer device, the roadside object as a semi-transparent object in a display area of a windshield of the vehicle with an indication of the level of importance of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Martin G. Keen, James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10534785
    Abstract: In an approach for managing computing interruptions, a processor receives a computing interruption on a computing device. A processor monitors computing activity of a user on the computing device. A processor accesses user preferences, wherein the user preferences are based on an analysis of previous responses by the user to previous computing interruptions. A processor determines a minimum threshold, based on the computing activity of the user and the user preferences, wherein the minimum threshold identifies when a computing interruption is allowed to be presented to the user. A processor determines from the computing interruption, a sender and a context of the computing interruption. A processor assigns a ranking to the computing interruption based on the sender and the context of the computing interruption. A processor compares the ranking to the minimum threshold. A processor determines whether to present the computing interruption, based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Martin G. Keen, Brian M. O'Connell
  • Patent number: 10534786
    Abstract: In an approach for managing computing interruptions, a processor receives a computing interruption on a computing device. A processor monitors computing activity of a user on the computing device. A processor accesses user preferences, wherein the user preferences are based on an analysis of previous responses by the user to previous computing interruptions. A processor determines a minimum threshold, based on the computing activity of the user and the user preferences, wherein the minimum threshold identifies when a computing interruption is allowed to be presented to the user. A processor determines from the computing interruption, a sender and a context of the computing interruption. A processor assigns a ranking to the computing interruption based on the sender and the context of the computing interruption. A processor compares the ranking to the minimum threshold. A processor determines whether to present the computing interruption, based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Martin G. Keen, Brian M. O'Connell
  • Patent number: 10529355
    Abstract: A method, a system, and a computer program product are provided for interpreting low amplitude speech and transmitting amplified speech to a remote communication device. At least one computing device receives sensor data from multiple sensors. The sensor data is associated with the low amplitude speech. At least one of the at least one computing device analyzes the sensor data to map the sensor data to at least one syllable resulting in a string of one or more words. An electronic representation of the string of the one or more words may be generated and transmitted to a remote communication device for producing the amplified speech from the electronic representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Martin G. Keen, James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10531153
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and system for obscuring inappropriate content in video media includes a processor(s) communicating with one or more sensors, to identify individuals within a designated area that is within a visual range of a monitor. The processor(s) obtains viewing preferences for each of the identified individuals; the preferences designate parameters for viewing media that includes content within pre-defined categories. The processor(s) consolidates the viewing preferences of the identified individuals to generate a set of guidelines for displaying content in the designated area. The processor(s) analyzes video media for display on the monitor to locate content in the categories. The processor(s) applies the set of guidelines to the content and determines that a portion of the content should be obscured when the video media is displayed on the monitor. The processor(s) displays the video media on the monitor, obscuring the portion of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Martin G. Keen, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10528237
    Abstract: A system, method and program product are provided for system for processing a set of social media (SM) streams. A system is disclosed that includes: a user interface for selecting the set of SM streams and for inputting a set of filtering definitions; a stream unification system that creates a single unified stream from the set of SM streams; a content filtering system that selects relevant content items from the single unified stream based on the set of filtering definitions and generates a unified filtered SM stream using selected content items; and an output system that outputs the unified filtered SM stream to a user display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Kimberly G. Starks, Craig M. Trim
  • Publication number: 20200005791
    Abstract: A method includes processing, by a computing device, digital data to produce an analog domain audio signal and performing an audio to text conversion function on the analog domain audio signal to produce text data. During the processing of the digital data, when enabled, the method further includes capturing, by a camera system, a physical gesture by a user of the computing device where the physical gesture is regarding specific processing of the text data. When the specific processing includes displaying a portion of the text data, the method further includes identifying, by a processing module, the portion of the text data in accordance with the physical gesture regarding the specific processing of displaying the portion of the text data, and projecting, by a pico-projector, the portion of the text data onto a display area associated with the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Martin G. Keen, James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, JR.
  • Publication number: 20200004017
    Abstract: A computing device includes an interface configured to interface and communicate with augmented reality glasses associated with a user, a memory that stores operational instructions, and processing circuitry operably coupled to the interface and to the memory that is configured to execute the operational instructions to perform various operations. The computing device receives the information that is related to the position and/or movement of the augmented reality glasses with respect to the user from monitoring component(s) of the augmented reality glasses. The computing device processes that information to determine the position and/or the movement of the augmented reality glasses with respect to the user. The computing device transmits media to the reality display of the augmented reality glasses to be consumed by the user and modify at least a portion of the media based on the position and/or movement of the augmented reality glasses with respect to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Martin G. Keen, John M. Ganci, JR., James E. Bostick
  • Patent number: 10520908
    Abstract: A computer program product and system for updating operating parameters of a consumer appliance. Respective operating conditions are received regarding a plurality of consumer appliances that are communicatively coupled to a database. Historical data tracking at least one component in the plurality of consumer appliances based on the operating conditions is generated. A trend, based on the data, as well as a first set of optimal operating parameters for operating the component in a first consumer appliance of the plurality of consumer appliances is determined. The first set of updated operating parameters is transmitted to the first consumer appliance to effect a change in an operation of the component in the first consumer appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Martin G. Keen, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Publication number: 20190388765
    Abstract: A method and system for improving holographic image simulation and presentation is provided. The method includes receiving and analyzing audio and video data associated with historical tendencies of an opponent sporting team occurring during previous sporting contests involving the opponent sporting team. Predicted tendencies of the opponent sporting team are determined with respect to a future sporting contest scheduled with a first sporting team. In response, a holographic simulation presentation is generated. The holographic simulation presentation is associated with a predicted performance of players of the opponent sporting team with respect to the future sporting contest scheduled with the first sporting team. The holographic simulation presentation is presented such that players of the first sporting team interact with holographic images of the players of the opponent sporting team during a practice session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, JR., Martin G. Keen, Brian O'Connell