Patents by Inventor James P. O'Sullivan

James P. O'Sullivan 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).

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190307197
    Abstract: A system for reducing concussions in a sport participant. The system includes a helmet, the helmet comprising a shell having a crown region; a first tether, the first tether having a first end and a second end, the first end connected to the crown region of the shell of the helmet; and a uniform comprising a waist band and/or belt, the second end of the first tether connected thereto, the first tether having a slack region, wherein the momentum of the first tether upon matching the momentum of the sport participant eliminates the slack region of the first tether and restrains the helmet of the sport participant, reducing the chance of receiving a concussion. A method for reducing concussions in a sport participant is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventor: James P. O'Sullivan, SR.
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190291703
    Abstract: An autonomous vehicle having a tether therein attached to at least one end thereof to a first point in the autonomous vehicle and at the other end thereof to a second and different point in the autonomous vehicle. The tether includes a slack region having a slack so that when the slack changes position due to a change in momentum of the moving autonomous vehicle, the tether acts on the second and different point attachment to stop the autonomous vehicle. Also provided is a method for stopping an autonomous vehicle. The method includes providing a tether, at least one end thereof attached to a first point in the autonomous vehicle, the other end thereof attached to a second and different point in the autonomous vehicle, wherein the tether includes a slack region having a slack so that when the slack changes position due to a change in momentum of the moving autonomous vehicle, the tether acts on the second and different point attachment to stop the autonomous vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventor: James P. O'SULLIVAN, SR.
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190278445
    Abstract: A system for dynamically adjusting content for an interaction impairment can include a data provider, an end-user electronic device, a user identification module, and a data adjustment module. The data provider can be capable of providing access to electronic data. One or more characteristics of the electronic data can be incompatible with an impairment of an impaired user. The end-user electronic device can be configured to allow the impaired user to interact with electronic data. The user identification module can be configured to identify an identity of the impaired user and/or the impairment of the impaired user. The data adjustment module can be configured to automatically adjust incompatible characteristics of the electronic data prior to presentation by the end-user electronic device. This adjustment can increase the ability of the impaired user to utilize the electronic data with the end-user electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan Dunne, Paul B. French, James P. Galvin, JR., Patrick J. O'Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20190278446
    Abstract: A system for dynamically adjusting content for an interaction impairment can include a data provider, an end-user electronic device, a user identification module, and a data adjustment module. The data provider can be capable of providing access to electronic data. One or more characteristics of the electronic data can be incompatible with an impairment of an impaired user. The end-user electronic device can be configured to allow the impaired user to interact with electronic data. The user identification module can be configured to identify an identity of the impaired user and/or the impairment of the impaired user. The data adjustment module can be configured to automatically adjust incompatible characteristics of the electronic data prior to presentation by the end-user electronic device. This adjustment can increase the ability of the impaired user to utilize the electronic data with the end-user electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan Dunne, Paul B. French, James P. Galvin, JR., Patrick J. O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10397067
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignees: International Business Machines Corporation, National University of Ireland Maynooth
    Inventors: Jonathan Dunne, Paul B. French, James P. Galvin, Jr., Patrick J. O'Sullivan, Hitham Ahmed Assem Aly Salama
  • Patent number: 10363614
    Abstract: A laser level including a housing. At least one laser generator supported by the housing and configured to emit at least one laser beam. A battery receiving portion configured to selectively receive a first battery pack and a second battery pack, the first and second battery packs providing power for the laser generator when received in the battery receiving portion. The first battery pack is configured to be coupleable to at least one of a drill, a saw and a sander. The second battery pack is configured to be blocked from coupling from the at least one of the drill, the saw and the sander to which the first battery pack is coupleable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Noreen M. O'Sullivan, Spencer P. Maheu, Jiang Jia Yong, James Spaulding
  • Publication number: 20190230045
    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: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan Dunne, Paul B. French, James P. Galvin, Jr., David W. Malone, Patrick J. O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10356445
    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 re-routing transmission of the primary video to the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    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: 10338784
    Abstract: A system for dynamically adjusting content for an interaction impairment can include a data provider, an end-user electronic device, a user identification module, and a data adjustment module. The data provider can be capable of providing access to electronic data. One or more characteristics of the electronic data can be incompatible with an impairment of an impaired user. The end-user electronic device can be configured to allow the impaired user to interact with electronic data. The user identification module can be configured to identify an identity of the impaired user and/or the impairment of the impaired user. The data adjustment module can be configured to automatically adjust incompatible characteristics of the electronic data prior to presentation by the end-user electronic device. This adjustment can increase the ability of the impaired user to utilize the electronic data with the end-user electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jonathan Dunne, Paul French, James P. Galvin, Patrick J. O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10324593
    Abstract: A system for dynamically adjusting content for an interaction impairment can include a data provider, an end-user electronic device, a user identification module, and a data adjustment module. The data provider can be capable of providing access to electronic data. One or more characteristics of the electronic data can be incompatible with an impairment of an impaired user. The end-user electronic device can be configured to allow the impaired user to interact with electronic data. The user identification module can be configured to identify an identity of the impaired user and/or the impairment of the impaired user. The data adjustment module can be configured to automatically adjust incompatible characteristics of the electronic data prior to presentation by the end-user electronic device. This adjustment can increase the ability of the impaired user to utilize the electronic data with the end-user electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jonathan Dunne, Paul B. French, James P. Galvin, Jr., Patrick J. O'Sullivan