Patents by Inventor Jana H. Jenkins

Jana H. Jenkins 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: 11514813
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for analysis of movement patterns and corrective actions are provided. Aspects include capturing, via a camera, movement data associated with a user, analyzing the movement data to identify a movement pattern of the user, accessing, from a database, a model movement pattern for the movement pattern of the user, comparing the model movement pattern to the movement pattern of the user, determining a fault in the movement pattern of the user, and displaying, via a display screen, video data comprising a corrected movement pattern for the user based at least on the fault in the movement pattern of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Denise Bell, Jana H. Jenkins, Jeffrey A. Kusnitz, Adriana Morales
  • Publication number: 20220358543
    Abstract: In an approach to determining a boundary-specific offer, one or more computer processors determine a user of a mobile device is within a pre-defined physical boundary. The one or more computer processors determine a first notification of an offer corresponding to the pre-defined physical boundary. The one or more computer processors send the first notification of the offer to the mobile device. The one or more computer processors determine whether the user of the mobile device moved outside of the pre-defined physical boundary. In response to determining the user of the mobile device moved outside of the pre-defined physical boundary, the one or more computer processors invalidate the offer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Applicant: DoorDash, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Greenberger, Zachary M. Greenberger, Jana H. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 11475783
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for customizing training contents for a user, including: establishing a user profile and a personal learning corpus for the user; generating a first baseline indicating that the user is interested and a second baseline indicating that the user is not interested; monitoring the user's reactions when the user is consuming contents related to a second topic, wherein the reactions include the one or more of biometrical indicators, facial expressions, and body language; comparing the reactions with the first baseline and the second baseline to determine an interest level; and recommending additional contents related to the second topic if the interest level is higher than a predefined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jana H. Jenkins, Zachary A. Silverstein, Jeremy R. Fox, Fang Lu
  • Patent number: 11436638
    Abstract: In an approach to determining a boundary-specific offer, one or more computer processors determine a user of a mobile device is within a pre-defined physical boundary. The one or more computer processors determine a first notification of an offer corresponding to the pre-defined physical boundary. The one or more computer processors send the first notification of the offer to the mobile device. The one or more computer processors determine whether the user of the mobile device moved outside of the pre-defined physical boundary. In response to determining the user of the mobile device moved outside of the pre-defined physical boundary, the one or more computer processors invalidate the offer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: DoorDash, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Greenberger, Zachary M. Greenberger, Jana H. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 11436810
    Abstract: In an approach to improve virtual reality (VR) by rendering objects in a viewing area within a virtual environment as static embodiments display, by a user interface on a computing device, a plurality of captured frames of a physical surrounding area. Additionally, embodiments determine a primary focus area and a secondary focus area of the displayed plurality of captured frames using object recognition techniques and detect movement of a second object in the secondary focus area. Additionally, responsive to detecting movement of the second object in the secondary focus area, embodiments render the second object as static in the displayed plurality of captured frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jana H. Jenkins, Vidya Nambiar, Pratyusha Mandapati, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 11416539
    Abstract: A content artifact is received. Based on the content artifact, a content topic is identified. Based on the content artifact, a content sentiment score associated with the content topic is generated. Based on the content topic, a set of media is identified. For each medium within the set of media, a medium sentiment score associated with the content topic is identified. The content sentiment score is compared to the set of media sentiment scores to obtain a set of similarity scores. Based on the similarity scores, one or more media from the set of media are displayed to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Randy A. Rendahl, Jocelyn Sese, Ashley Kristin Silva, Jana H. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 11351719
    Abstract: Described are techniques for additive manufacturing including a method comprising generating printing parameters for fabricating a wireframe component using additive manufacturing, where the printing parameters include a print head path of travel and a print head speed of travel for a respective portion of the wireframe component. The method further comprises fabricating the wireframe component using a three-dimensional printer by applying, using at least one inductor, a magnetic field to an oscillating printer head, where the magnetic field is configured to influence a first direction of travel and a first speed of travel of the oscillating printer head during fabrication of the respective portion of the wireframe component, and applying a movement to a moveable platform, where the movement includes a second direction of travel and a second speed of travel during fabrication of the respective portion of the wireframe component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Jana H. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 11314621
    Abstract: A method and system for validating a software application is provided. The method includes monitoring user interaction patterns of a user with respect to software being executed by an electronic device. Content of the software is scanned, and usage attributes of the software are analyzed. Virtual entry points executed via the user interaction patterns with respect to accessing the software application are validated and associated metadata is generated. In response an error condition associated with the user interaction patterns is detected and an automated corrective action associated with correcting the error condition is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Craig M. Trim, Jana H. Jenkins, Fang Lu, Uri Kartoun, Jeremy R. Fox
  • Patent number: 11222429
    Abstract: An object that moves, which is depicted in a video, can be identified. Radial lines emanating from the object can be rendered in an enhanced video. Responsive to detecting a first movement of the object indicating a size of the object is increasing in the video, a length of each of the radial lines can be increased. Responsive to detecting a second movement of the object indicating the size of the object is decreasing in the video, the length of each of the radial lines can be decreased. Responsive to detecting a third movement of the object, in a two-dimensional plane, the length of a first portion of the radial lines emanating from a leading surface of the object can be decreased while the length of a second portion of the radial lines emanating from a trailing surface of the object can be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ilse M. Breedvelt-Schouten, John A. Lyons, Jeffrey A. Kusnitz, Jana H. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 11200305
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for controlling access to a computing device based on one or more facial expression configurations of a user. The method captures the one or more facial expression configurations of the user, and matches the captured one or more facial expression configurations of the user with one or more defined facial expression configurations, wherein the one or more defined facial expression configurations are associated with one or more access permissions, or actions to be performed by the computing device. The method further grants the one or more access permissions to the user based on the match, and/or performs the action associated with the match. In additional embodiments, the method may further create one or more user profiles of the user, wherein each of the one or more user profiles is configured to include one or more access permissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Paul Ridgill, II, Randy A. Rendahl, Ashley Kristin Silva, Jana H. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 11188718
    Abstract: A collective emotional engagement detection arrangement is provided for determining emotions of users in group conversations. A computer-implemented method includes determining a first conversation velocity of communications through conversation channels over a first time period for a group discussion between user computers; determining that a conversation velocity of the communications has increased to a second conversation velocity of communications which exceeds a predetermined threshold, and has remained above the predetermined threshold for at least a second time period; determining, aggregated emotions of the users during the second time period; and providing an output to a moderator of the group discussion indicating that the second conversation velocity of the communications has exceeded the predetermined threshold for at least the second time period, and indicating the aggregated emotions of the users during the second time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ilse M. Breedvelt-Schouten, John A. Lyons, Jana H. Jenkins, Jeffrey A. Kusnitz
  • Patent number: 11172425
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes receiving, by a computing device, information defining a beacon coverage area in which beacon signals transmitted by one or more beacons traverse the beacon coverage area; determining, by the computing device, the beacon coverage area based on the information defining the beacon coverage area; determining, by the computing device, beacon distribution based on the determined beacon coverage area; generating, by the computing device, a report identifying information regarding the beacon distribution; and storing or outputting, by the computing device, the report identifying information regarding the beacon distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Greenberger, Jana H. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 11163822
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for enhancing images with emotion information, comprising capturing a plurality of images; identifying an individual in the plurality of images; analyzing the plurality of images for emotional content; converting the emotional content into emotion metadata; correlating the emotional content with the individual to produce associated emotion metadata; and storing the associated emotion metadata in conjunction with the captured image in a computer-readable storage medium. The disclosed techniques may also include capturing physiological data corresponding to an individual that captures the image; analyzing the physiological data for a second emotional content; converting the second emotional content into a second emotion metadata; storing the second emotion metadata in conjunction with the captured image in the computer-readable storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ilse M. Breedvelt-Schouten, Jana H. Jenkins, Jeffrey A. Kusnitz, John A. Lyons
  • Publication number: 20210335143
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for customizing training contents for a user, including: establishing a user profile and a personal learning corpus for the user; generating a first baseline indicating that the user is interested and a second baseline indicating that the user is not interested; monitoring the user's reactions when the user is consuming contents related to a second topic, wherein the reactions include the one or more of biometrical indicators, facial expressions, and body language; comparing the reactions with the first baseline and the second baseline to determine an interest level; and recommending additional contents related to the second topic if the interest level is higher than a predefined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Inventors: Jana H. Jenkins, Zachary A. Silverstein, Jeremy R. Fox, Fang Lu
  • Patent number: 11157549
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for enhancing images with emotion information, comprising capturing a plurality of images; identifying an individual in the plurality of images; analyzing the plurality of images for emotional content; converting the emotional content into emotion metadata; correlating the emotional content with the individual to produce associated emotion metadata; and storing the associated emotion metadata in conjunction with the captured image in a computer-readable storage medium. The disclosed techniques may also include capturing physiological data corresponding to an individual that captures the image; analyzing the physiological data for a second emotional content; converting the second emotional content into a second emotion metadata; storing the second emotion metadata in conjunction with the captured image in the computer-readable storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ilse M. Breedvelt-Schouten, Jana H. Jenkins, Jeffrey A. Kusnitz, John A. Lyons
  • Publication number: 20210318685
    Abstract: A method is provided to find an optimal charging station for an electric vehicle travelling along an intended route. Optimality can be based on various factors including relative cost savings, the distance required to detour to a charging station, a station charging level indicating how fast charging takes place, and a safety rating for a charging station. The detour charging station might be a mobile facility. The charging station information is downloaded to the vehicle's navigation system on a regular basis, e.g., daily. Relative cost savings is considered as a percentage of the cost of a reference charging station that is on the route, i.e., that would incur no detour deviation. The detour distance is considered as a percentage of the overall trip distance. An operator of the electric vehicle can set threshold constraints for these factors, and the factors can have different priorities for determining optimality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Jana H. Jenkins, Mohammad Ismail, Mauro Marzorati
  • Patent number: 11146515
    Abstract: A method, a computer system, and a computer program product for visitor invitation management are provided. The present invention may include determining that a first electronic message from a sender to a recipient contains invitation information. The present invention may include extracting the invitation information from the first message using one or more natural language processing (NLP) techniques. The present invention may also include generating a visitor badge based on the extracted invitation information. The present invention may lastly include sending a second electronic message to the recipient containing the generated visitor badge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jana H. Jenkins, Jeremy R. Fox, Uri Kartoun, Fang Lu
  • Patent number: 11138870
    Abstract: In response to receiving a request from a user device for an on-demand crossing of a roadway at a geo-location, a method determines whether connected vehicles on the roadway are approaching the geo-location. A wait-to-cross-the-roadway message is sent to the user's device. In response to determining connected vehicles are approaching the geo-location, a direction, distance, and speed of connected vehicles relative to the geo-location are determined. Instructions are sent to the connected vehicles to reduce speed and allow the user to cross the roadway, including a message to the user device explaining a purpose of the instructions. In response to determining the one or more connected vehicles comply with the instructions, the one or more processors send a safe-to-cross message to the user, and upon detecting successful roadway crossing of the user device, instructing the connected vehicles to resume travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John A. Lyons, Ilse M. Breedvelt-Schouten, Jana H. Jenkins, Jeffrey A. Kusnitz
  • Patent number: 11108713
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for ensuring that all users of a group message receive a response to the group message. The content of a detected group message is analyzed to determine if the group message requires a response and, if so, to assess the urgency of the response. If the analyzed group message requires a response, then a determination is made as to whether a response was received by all or a subset of the users of the group message (sender and recipients of the group message) within a threshold amount of time based on the urgency of the response. If the response was only received by a subset of the users of the group message, then the response is broadcasted to the other users of the group message who had not previously received the response if no confidential information is detected in the response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Bastide, Jana H. Jenkins, Robert E. Loredo, Fang Lu
  • Publication number: 20210247972
    Abstract: A method, system and computer-usable medium are disclosed for identifying product updates tailored to devices according a selection criteria. The selection criteria is implemented through social brokerage, by receiving feedback from trusted users or influencers. A user provides an indications of products, such as software applications or commerce applications to be monitored for changes. Information as to updates to the products are periodically monitored to provide possible candidate updates. The candidate updates are analyzed based on the selection criteria to form an update assessment, and based on the update assessment an action, such as updating the product is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: John Handy Bosma, Jana H. Jenkins, Rosa M. Bolger, Jeremy R. Fox