Patents by Inventor James P. Galvin, Jr.

James P. Galvin, Jr. 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: 11282537
    Abstract: Active speaker detection can include receiving speaker detection signals from a plurality of devices participating in an electronic meeting. Each speaker detection signal specifies a score indicating whether an active speaker is detected by a respective device of the plurality of devices that generates the speaker detection signal. Active speaker detection further can include determining, using a processor, a device of the plurality of devices that detects an active speaker based upon the speaker detection signals, wherein, in response to the determining, the method further comprises: providing video received from the determined device to the plurality of devices during the electronic meeting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Al Chakra, Jonathan Dunne, James P. Galvin, Jr., Liam Harpur
  • Patent number: 11140686
    Abstract: A role of sharing broker can be activated on a first mobile device, the role of sharing broker brokering sharing of network resources of at least a first network among a plurality of other mobile devices. Data usage by the first mobile device on at least the first network can be monitored. Responsive to the data usage by the first mobile device on at least the first network exceeding a threshold value, an amount of data usage on at least the first network being shared by the first mobile device among the plurality of other mobile devices can be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignees: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
    Inventors: Jonathan Dunne, Paul B. French, James P. Galvin, Jr., Yi Han, Patrick J. O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 11039179
    Abstract: A primary video and a second instance of a reference video can be simultaneously transmitted to a system through at least a first node of a communication network, the second instance of the reference video configured to be compared to a first instance of the reference video stored by the system to generate at least one quality of experience (QoE) value that infers a perceptual quality of the primary video as received by the system. The QoE value can be received from the system. A determination can be made as to whether the QoE value is less than a threshold value. Responsive to determining that the QoE value is less than the threshold value, the perceptual quality of the primary video can be improved by allocating greater bandwidth for transmission of the primary video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignees: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
    Inventors: Jonathan Dunne, Paul B. French, James P. Galvin, Jr., Patrick McDonagh, Patrick J. O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 11023664
    Abstract: A plurality of annotations can be received for a presentation presented in a web conference. A respective relevance parameter can be assigned to each of the annotations. Each relevance parameter can indicate a relevance of a respective annotation to a portion of the presentation to which the annotation pertains. For each of the annotations, a decay model based on the respective relevance parameter can be generated. The decay model can indicate different durations of time the annotation is to be visible to different participants participating in the web conference based on respective expertise levels of the participants. Each respective annotation can be presented with the presentation in accordance with the decay model generated for the respective annotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jonathan Dunne, James P. Galvin, Jr., Liam Harpur, Amy D. Travis
  • Patent number: 11023663
    Abstract: A plurality of annotations can be received for a presentation presented in a web conference. A respective relevance parameter can be assigned to each of the annotations. Each relevance parameter can indicate a relevance of a respective annotation to a portion of the presentation to which the annotation pertains. For each of the annotations, a decay model based on the respective relevance parameter can be generated. The decay model can indicate different durations of time the annotation is to be visible to different participants participating in the web conference based on respective expertise levels of the participants. Each respective annotation can be presented with the presentation in accordance with the decay model generated for the respective annotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jonathan Dunne, James P. Galvin, Jr., Liam Harpur, Amy D. Travis
  • Publication number: 20210014296
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, computer program product, and computing system is provided for determining quality of experience for communication sessions. In an implementation, a method may include determining a plurality of intrusive quality of experience scores associated with a plurality of intrusive audio transmission samples. The method may also include determining a plurality of non-intrusive quality of experience scores associated with a plurality of non-intrusive audio transmission samples. The method may further include deriving a quality of experience coefficient based upon a relationship between the plurality of intrusive quality of experience scores and the plurality of non-intrusive quality of experience scores.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Jonathan Dunne, Paul B. French, James P. Galvin, JR., Patrick J. O'Sullivan, Hitham Ahmed Assem Aly Salama
  • Patent number: 10893150
    Abstract: A method of implementing calls includes identifying a call scheduled for a time in the future from an electronic calendar associated with a user and prior to the call, ordering a plurality of codecs used by an Internet Protocol (IP) phone of the user for the scheduled call. The method further includes, during the call and using a processor, calculating a mean opinion score for the call and storing the mean opinion score as part of call data for the call within a data storage device comprising historical call data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignees: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION, WATERFORD INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Jonathan Dunne, Paul B. French, James P. Galvin, Jr., Mohamed Adel Mahmoud, Patrick J. O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10834019
    Abstract: An indicator can be received from a client device. The indicator can indicate an agreement by a user of the client device to share device resources of the client device with an entity distinct from the client device and distinct from the user of the client device. Responsive to receiving from the mobile device the indicator, and responsive to receiving a message from a sharing agent of the mobile device indicating that that no user inputs are received by the mobile device over a particular duration of time and that video content is not being streamed to the mobile device, a client access agent can access the shared resources, data to be processed by the shared device resources can be communicated to the mobile device, and a level of a quality of service provided by a communication network to the mobile device can be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignees: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND
    Inventors: Jonathan Dunne, Paul B. French, James P. Galvin, Jr., David W. Malone, Patrick J. O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10764395
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, computer program product, and computing system is provided for managing quality of experience for communication sessions. In an implementation, a method may include determining a participant focus metric for each of a plurality of participants of a communication session. The method may also include identifying one of the plurality of participants of the communication session as having sufficient capacity to support the communication session based upon, at least in part, the participant focus metric for each of the plurality of participants of the communication session. The method may also include selecting the one of the plurality of participants having a sufficient capacity to support the communication session as a selected focus for the communication session. The method may further include adaptively implementing a centralized communication session architecture utilizing the selected focus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitham Ahmed Assem Aly Salama, Jonathan Dunne, James P. Galvin, Jr., Patrick J. O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10674224
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, by a processor, metrics relating to a plurality of program channels. The plurality of program channels are distributed via at least one multicast stream. The method also includes modifying, by the processor, the at least one multicast stream. The modifying is based at least on the received metrics, and the modifying changes which programs are distributed via the at least one multicast stream. The method also includes transmitting at least one program channel via the modified at least one multicast stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Al Chakra, Jonathan Dunne, Paul B. French, James P. Galvin, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10667017
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, by a processor, metrics relating to a plurality of program channels. The plurality of program channels are distributed via at least one multicast stream. The method also includes modifying, by the processor, the at least one multicast stream. The modifying is based at least on the received metrics, and the modifying changes which programs are distributed via the at least one multicast stream. The method also includes transmitting at least one program channel via the modified at least one multicast stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Al Chakra, Jonathan Dunne, Paul B. French, James P. Galvin, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10552114
    Abstract: Audio waveform data can be received from a plurality of client devices. The audio waveform data for each client device can be generated by sampling at least one portion of an audio stream received by the respective client device. The audio waveform data received from the plurality of client devices can be compared. Based on the comparison, which of the plurality of client devices are located in a same location can be determined. Further, based on the comparison, which of the plurality of client devices located in the same location are to mute their respective input audio transducers can be determined, and an indicator indicating to the client devices to mute their respective input audio transducers can be communicated to the client devices that are determined to mute their respective input audio transducers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Al Chakra, Jonathan Dunne, James P. Galvin, Jr., Liam Harpur
  • Publication number: 20200022129
    Abstract: A role of sharing broker can be activated on a first mobile device, the role of sharing broker brokering sharing of network resources of at least a first network among a plurality of other mobile devices. Data usage by the first mobile device on at least the first network can be monitored. Responsive to the data usage by the first mobile device on at least the first network exceeding a threshold value, an amount of data usage on at least the first network being shared by the first mobile device among the plurality of other mobile devices can be adjusted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Jonathan Dunne, Paul B. French, James P. Galvin, JR., Yi Han, Patrick J. O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10531470
    Abstract: A role of sharing broker can be activated on a first mobile device, the role of sharing broker brokering sharing of network resources of at least a first network among a plurality of other mobile devices. Data usage by the first mobile device on at least the first network can be monitored. Responsive to the data usage by the first mobile device on at least the first network exceeding a threshold value, an amount of data usage on at least the first network being shared by the first mobile device among the plurality of other mobile devices can be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignees: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, BELFIELD
    Inventors: Jonathan Dunne, Paul B. French, James P. Galvin, Jr., Yi Han, Patrick J. O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10530829
    Abstract: A method and system ensures recording quality of a web conference in a computer networked environment. A web conference is monitored including a client computer initiating the web conference and a network connection for a server computer used to share the client computer screen with other client computers in a networked computer environment communicating with the server. A quality of service (QoS) level is determined for a server network connection of the server computer and a client network connection of the client computer. The QoS level is determined using one or more factors. The web conference is recorded using the server network connection at the server computer or at the client network connection at the client computer based on the QoS threshold being met using the server network connection for recording the web conference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Dunne, James P. Galvin, Jr., Liam Harpur, Amy D. Travis
  • Publication number: 20190327503
    Abstract: A primary video and a second instance of a reference video can be simultaneously transmitted to a system through at least a first node of a communication network, the second instance of the reference video configured to be compared to a first instance of the reference video stored by the system to generate at least one quality of experience (QoE) value that infers a perceptual quality of the primary video as received by the system. The QoE value can be received from the system. A determination can be made as to whether the QoE value is less than a threshold value. Responsive to determining that the QoE value is less than the threshold value, the perceptual quality of the primary video can be improved by allocating greater bandwidth for transmission of the primary video.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan Dunne, Paul B. French, James P. Galvin, JR., Patrick McDonagh, Patrick J. O'Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20190320042
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, computer program product, and computing system is provided for managing quality of experience for communication sessions. In an implementation, a method may include determining a participant focus metric for each of a plurality of participants of a communication session. The method may also include identifying one of the plurality of participants of the communication session as having sufficient capacity to support the communication session based upon, at least in part, the participant focus metric for each of the plurality of participants of the communication session. The method may also include selecting the one of the plurality of participants having a sufficient capacity to support the communication session as a selected focus for the communication session. The method may further include adaptively implementing a centralized communication session architecture utilizing the selected focus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Hitham Ahmed Assem Aly Salama, Jonathan Dunne, James P. Galvin, JR., Patrick J. O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10432750
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, computer program product, and computing system is provided for managing quality of experience for communication sessions. In an implementation, a method may include determining a participant focus metric for each of a plurality of participants of a communication session. The method may also include identifying one of the plurality of participants of the communication session as having sufficient capacity to support the communication session based upon, at least in part, the participant focus metric for each of the plurality of participants of the communication session. The method may also include selecting the one of the plurality of participants having a sufficient capacity to support the communication session as a selected focus for the communication session. The method may further include adaptively implementing a centralized communication session architecture utilizing the selected focus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hitham Ahmed Assem Aly Salama, Jonathan Dunne, James P. Galvin, Jr., Patrick J. O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10430420
    Abstract: Weighting sentiment information includes capturing sentiment information of a post from an electronic source, categorizing the post into categories based on the sentiment information, and assigning a weight to the post based on an interest attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James P. Galvin, Jr., Amy D. Travis, Sara B. Weber
  • Patent number: 10425947
    Abstract: A first mobile device determines a second mobile device losing connectivity to a second network or a communication link between the second mobile device and the second network degrading below a threshold value, the second mobile device assigned a role of sharing broker that brokers sharing of network resources of at least a first network among a plurality of other mobile devices via the second network, the first mobile device and the plurality of other mobile devices participating in a sharing group. Responsive to the determination, the role of sharing broker is activated on the first mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignees: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
    Inventors: Jonathan Dunne, Paul B. French, James P. Galvin, Jr., Yi Han, Patrick J. O'Sullivan