Patents by Inventor Jeffrey A. Bloom

Jeffrey A. Bloom 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: 20200180667
    Abstract: A deployable measurement system for analyzing a rail of a railroad track includes a housing, a reflecting assembly coupled to the housing, a movement assembly coupled to the housing, and an optical measurement system disposed within the housing. Both the housing and the reflecting assembly are moveable between a stored position and a deployed position. The movement assembly includes a deployment assembly that moves the reflecting assembly from the stored position to the deployed position, and a retraction assembly that moves the reflecting assembly from the deployed position to the stored position. The optical measurement system emits and receives light. The reflecting assembly reflects the emitted light toward the rail. The reflecting assembly reflects light reflected off of the rail toward the optical measurement system. The light received by the optical measurement system is used to measure parameters related to the rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Anthony Kim, David G. Ford, Jeffrey Bloom
  • Publication number: 20200160733
    Abstract: A method for autonomously navigating an aerial vehicle along a railroad track includes obtaining, from one or more cameras coupled to the aerial vehicle, image data reproducible as an image of a portion of the railroad track, identifying, based at least in part on the image data, a first rail and a second rail of the portion of the railroad track, determining, based at least in part on the identified first and second rails of the portion of the railroad track, a centerline of the portion of the railroad track, and generating, based at least in part on the determined centerline, flight instructions to cause the aerial vehicle to move relative to the railroad track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew Dick, Tarek Shalaby, Amaury Rolin, Andrew Straatvelt, Sajjad Meymand, Jeffrey Bloom, Anthony Kim, Humberto Fernandez, Zhipeng Liu, Samson Yilma, Xin Chen
  • Publication number: 20200125266
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for providing a global unique identifier for a storage volume. Under control of a storage initiator, a Global Universally Unique Identifier (GUUID) is identified for a storage volume of a storage device in a cloud system storing a plurality of storage devices, wherein the GUUID is generated for use with an ATA over Ethernet (AoE) protocol. The GUUID is stored in bytes of a packet header structure. Metadata is stored in remaining portions of the packet header structure. A request with the packet header structure is sent to a storage target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Carlos D. Cavanna, Rafael Velez, Hamdi Roumani, Zixi Gu, Jeffrey Bloom
  • Publication number: 20200125264
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for providing a global unique identifier for a storage volume. Under control of a storage initiator, a Global Universally Unique Identifier (GUUID) is identified for a storage volume of a storage device in a cloud system storing a plurality of storage devices, wherein the GUUID is generated for use with an ATA over Ethernet (AoE) protocol. The GUUID is stored in bytes of a packet header structure. Metadata is stored in remaining portions of the packet header structure. A request with the packet header structure is sent to a storage target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Carlos D. Cavanna, Rafael Velez, Hamdi Roumani, Zixi Gu, Jeffrey Bloom
  • Patent number: 10616141
    Abstract: A plurality of fabric controllers distributed throughout a fabric attached architecture and each associated with at least one resource node. The plurality of fabric controllers configured to control each associated resource node. Resources of the resource nodes are utilized in virtual environments responsive to respective fabric controllers issuing instructions received from the fabric attached architecture to respective resource nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Clarke, Jeffrey Bloom, John Considine
  • Patent number: 10559150
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for detecting that a potential renter of a property is being fraudulently impersonated by a third party during electronic communications with an owner or lessor of the property. Data representing an exchange of electronic messages between an inquirer and a responder are obtained, and may be anonymized to prevent the parties from learning one another's identity prior to completing the transaction. The data may be compared to historical inquiries sent by the inquirer, historical inquiries received by the recipient, or other content of the electronic messages to determine a degree of risk that the inquirer's account has been compromised or is otherwise being fraudulently represented. The degree of risk may be communicated to the recipient, and may be acted upon by, e.g., blocking messages from an inquirer whose degree of risk exceeds a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: HomeAway.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan S. Monette, Aaron Miller, Jeffrey A. Bloom
  • Publication number: 20190238484
    Abstract: A plurality of fabric controllers distributed throughout a fabric attached architecture and each associated with at least one resource node. The plurality of fabric controllers configured to control each associated resource node. Resources of the resource nodes are utilized in virtual environments responsive to respective fabric controllers issuing instructions received from the fabric attached architecture to respective resource nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Kevin Clarke, Jeffrey Bloom, John Considine
  • Patent number: 10356008
    Abstract: A plurality of fabric controllers distributed throughout a fabric attached architecture and each associated with at least one resource node. The plurality of fabric controllers configured to control each associated resource node. Resources of the resource nodes are utilized in virtual environments responsive to respective fabric controllers issuing instructions received from the fabric attached architecture to respective resource nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Clarke, Jeffrey Bloom, John Considine
  • Patent number: 10304270
    Abstract: Various embodiments relate generally to electrical and electronic hardware, computer software and systems, wired and wireless network communications, and wearable computing devices for establishing a secure, closed-loop communication channel for authorizing access to rental properties. More specifically, a system, a device and a method are configured to facilitate authorization via secure communications between an inquiring entity and a responding entity to access a rental property. In one or more embodiments, a method can include establishing a data arrangement representing a messaging dialog between an inquirer and a responder. The messaging dialog may include data representing exchange of electronic messages. Further, the method may include suppressing transmission of the identity data of the inquirer and the responder during the exchange of the electronic messages to form secured messages, and generating anonymized transaction data representing authorization to access the rental property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: HomeAway.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan S. Monette, Aaron Miller, Jeffrey A. Bloom
  • Publication number: 20190007341
    Abstract: A plurality of fabric controllers distributed throughout a fabric attached architecture and each associated with at least one resource node. The plurality of fabric controllers configured to control each associated resource node. Resources of the resource nodes are utilized in virtual environments responsive to respective fabric controllers issuing instructions received from the fabric attached architecture to respective resource nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Kevin Clarke, Jeffrey Bloom, John Considine
  • Publication number: 20190004817
    Abstract: Preparing a plurality of computer nodes to boot in a multidimensional fabric network is provided. The method includes a fabric processor (FP) generating a plurality of DHCP discovery packets using a baseboard management controller (BMC) MAC address, and placing them into the multi-host switch. A dedicated connection directly connects the BMC and the FP. All ports of the multi-host switch broadcast DHCP discovery packets into the fabric network. The BMC, FP, and switch are all within the node. A designated exit node inside the fabric connects to a provisioning node not part of the fabric. The exit node relays DHCP traffic from the fabric. A location-based IP address uniquely identifies the nodes' physical location in the fabric. The IP address is calculated based on inventory records describing physical location information about the nodes. The FP calculates a host MAC address using its IP address and configures it onto the switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Malcolm S. Allen-Ware, Jeffrey Bloom, James H. H. Chou, Marc Cochran, Kevin A. Hughes, Alexander T. Iannicelli, Jason G. Pearce, Alan Ross
  • Patent number: 10169048
    Abstract: Preparing a plurality of computer nodes to boot in a multidimensional fabric network is provided. The method includes a fabric processor (FP) generating a plurality of DHCP discovery packets using a baseboard management controller (BMC) MAC address, and placing them into the multi-host switch. A dedicated connection directly connects the BMC and the FP. All ports of the multi-host switch broadcast DHCP discovery packets into the fabric network. The BMC, FP, and switch are all within the node. A designated exit node inside the fabric connects to a provisioning node not part of the fabric. The exit node relays DHCP traffic from the fabric. A location-based IP address uniquely identifies the nodes' physical location in the fabric. The IP address is calculated based on inventory records describing physical location information about the nodes. The FP calculates a host MAC address using its IP address and configures it onto the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Malcolm S. Allen-Ware, Jeffrey Bloom, James H. H. Chou, Marc Cochran, Kevin A. Hughes, Alexander T. Iannicelli, Jason G. Pearce, Alan Ross
  • Patent number: 9968252
    Abstract: An apparatus for diagnosing and/or quantifying the degree of strabismus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a beam that supports at least two targets, a video camera, a light source for generating Purkinje reflexes, and a computer. The patient gazes at the targets while the video camera captures the patient's eyes. The frames of the video are then analyzed as described herein to determine the location of the pupil and the first Purkinje reflex. With this information, strabismus can be diagnosed, as well as the angle of deviation, which is useful for surgically correcting the strabismus. Methods of analyzing the frames are also discussed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: University Hospitals of Cleveland
    Inventors: Jeffrey Bloom, Kevin White, Andreas Inmann, Ryan Peters
  • Patent number: 9965771
    Abstract: Systems and methods of tracking multimedia content transmitted over at least one network to one or more mobile devices that may be employed to verify delivery of the multimedia content to the respective mobile devices, and to determine the perceptual quality (also referred to herein as “quality of experience” or “QoE”) of the multimedia content at the respective mobile devices. The systems and methods employ content identification techniques in conjunction with objective quality measures to allow mapping of the quality of experience or QoE to specific multimedia content, which may include audio content, imagery content, textual content, and/or video content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: DIALOGIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Bloom, Joseph P. Mele
  • Publication number: 20170132862
    Abstract: Various embodiments relate generally to electrical and electronic hardware, computer software and systems, wired and wireless network communications, and wearable computing devices for establishing a secure, closed-loop communication channel for authorizing access to rental properties. More specifically, a system, a device and a method are configured to facilitate authorization via secure communications between an inquiring entity and a responding entity to access a rental property. In one or more embodiments, a method can include establishing a data arrangement representing a messaging dialogue between an inquirer and a responder. The messaging dialogue may include data representing exchange of electronic messages. Further, the method may include suppressing transmission of the identity data of the inquirer and the responder during the exchange of the electronic messages to form secured messages, and generating anonymized transaction data representing authorization to access the rental property.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Jonathan S. Monette, Aaron Miller, Jeffrey A. Bloom
  • Publication number: 20150265146
    Abstract: An apparatus for diagnosing and/or quantifying the degree of strabismus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a beam that supports at least two targets, a video camera, a light source for generating Purkinje reflexes, and a computer. The patient gazes at the targets while the video camera captures the patient's eyes. The frames of the video are then analyzed as described herein to determine the location of the pupil and the first Purkinje reflex. With this information, strabismus can be diagnosed, as well as the angle of deviation, which is useful for surgically correcting the strabismus. Methods of analyzing the frames are also discussed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: Jeffrey Bloom, Kevin White, Andreas Inmann, Ryan Peters
  • Patent number: 9055179
    Abstract: Systems and methods of measuring a temporal offset between audio content and video content that employ audio fingerprints from an audio signal in the audio content, and video fingerprints from video frames in the video content. The systems obtain reference audio and video fingerprints prior to transmission of video over a media channel, and obtain target audio and video fingerprints subsequent to transmission of the video over the media channel. Each fingerprint has an associated time stamp. Using the reference and target audio fingerprints and their associated time stamps, the systems determine an audio time stamp offset. Using the reference and target video fingerprints and their associated time stamps, the systems determine a video time stamp offset. Using the audio and video time stamp offsets, the systems determine a temporal offset between the video content and the audio content introduced by the media channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Dialogic Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Bloom, Dekun Zou, Ran Ding
  • Patent number: 8885050
    Abstract: Systems and methods of perceptual quality monitoring of video information, communications, and entertainment that can estimate the perceptual quality of video with high accuracy, and can be used to produce quality scores that better correlate with subjective quality scores of an end user. The systems and methods of perceptual quality monitoring of video can generate, from an encoded input video bitstream, estimates of one or more quality parameters relating to the video, such as the coding bit rate parameter, the video frame rate parameter, and the packet loss rate parameter, and provide these video quality parameter estimates to a predetermined video quality estimation model. Because the estimates of the video quality parameters are generated from the encoded input video bitstream as it is being received, the systems and methods are suitable for use as QoE monitoring tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Dialogic (US) Inc.
    Inventors: Beibei Wang, Dekun Zou, Ran Ding, Tao Liu, Sitaram Bhagavathy, Niranjan Narvekar, Jeffrey A. Bloom, Glenn L. Cash
  • Patent number: 8805827
    Abstract: Systems and methods of identifying media content, such as video content, that employ fingerprint matching at the level of video frames. The presently disclosed systems and methods of identifying media content can extract one or more fingerprints from a plurality of video frames included in query video content, and, for each of the plurality of video frames from the query video content, perform frame-level fingerprint matching of the extracted fingerprints against fingerprints extracted from video frames included in a plurality of reference video content. Using the results of such frame-level fingerprint matching, the presently disclosed systems and methods of identifying media content can identify the query content in relation to an overall sequence of video frames from at least one of the plurality of reference content, and/or in relation to respective video frames included in a sequence of video frames from the reference content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Dialogic (US) Inc.
    Inventors: Sitaram Bhagavathy, Jeffrey A. Bloom, Dekun Zou, Wen Chen
  • Publication number: 20140192263
    Abstract: Systems and methods of measuring a temporal offset between audio content and video content that employ audio fingerprints from an audio signal in the audio content, and video fingerprints from video frames in the video content. The systems obtain reference audio and video fingerprints prior to transmission of video over a media channel, and obtain target audio and video fingerprints subsequent to transmission of the video over the media channel. Each fingerprint has an associated time stamp. Using the reference and target audio fingerprints and their associated time stamps, the systems determine an audio time stamp offset. Using the reference and target video fingerprints and their associated time stamps, the systems determine a video time stamp offset. Using the audio and video time stamp offsets, the systems determine a temporal offset between the video content and the audio content introduced by the media channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Bloom, Dekun Zou, Ran Ding