Patents by Inventor John M. Ganci, Jr.

John M. Ganci, 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).

  • Publication number: 20200065514
    Abstract: Methods, computer program products, and systems are presented. The method computer program products, and systems can include, for instance: embedding a signature sound on audio content of a first conference in which a first client computer device is connected, wherein the audio content includes confidential content, the signature sound being a sound that is machine detectable and human inaudible; emitting through an audio output device of the first client computer device the audio content of the first conference having embedded thereon the signature sound; receiving by an audio input device of a second client computer device the audio content of the first conference having embedded thereon the signature sound; and in response to the receiving activating a process to mitigate loss of the confidential content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Martin G. Keen, Sarbajit Rakshit, John M. Ganci, JR., James E. Bostick
  • Publication number: 20200065567
    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: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: JAMES E. BOSTICK, JOHN M. GANCI, JR., SARBAJIT K. RAKSHIT, KIMBERLY G. STARKS
  • Publication number: 20200068346
    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 proximate the paired smart speaker, wherein the first set of environmental factors include detected indications within the physical environment proximate to the paired smart speaker. 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: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, JR., Martin G. Keen, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10571863
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide a solution for providing a holographic projection. A plurality of holographic projecting mobile devices that are within a physical area are identified. A set of holographic object paths that can be projected using the identified holographic projecting mobile devices is determined. A holographic object path is selected from this set of holographic object paths. A holographic object is projected moving according to the holographic object path by the plurality of holographic projecting mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Martin G. Keen, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Publication number: 20200058303
    Abstract: Approaches presented herein enable communication of audio messages using augmented reality. More specifically, a set of captured messages are analyzed to determine, for each message of the set of messages, whether the message is relevant to a user. At least one message of the set of messages is associated with a real-world object over which to display the at least one message in an augmented reality environment. A time limit is assigned to the at least one message based on the analyzed relevance to the user. In the case that a current time is within the time limit, the at least one message is displayed on a display of a mobile device associated with the user when a camera of the mobile device is directed at the real-world object associated with the at least one message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, JR., Martin G. Keen, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10564841
    Abstract: A system and method may include attaching a wearable device around a wrist of a user, attaching an electronic armband in proximity to an elbow of the user, the electronic armband including a first sensor, attaching a first electronic tattoo to the wearable device and the electronic armband such that the first electronic tattoo extends between the wearable device and the electronic armband, the first electronic tattoo including a second sensor, interacting, by the user, within an interaction control area defined by the wearable device, the electronic armband and the first electronic tattoo, sensing, with the first and second sensors, the interaction in the interaction control area; and providing a communication corresponding to the interaction, by at least one of the first and second sensors, to the wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Martin G. Keen, James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr.
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 10546062
    Abstract: A token is extracted from a Natural Language input. A phonetic pattern is computed corresponding to the token, the phonetic pattern including a sound pattern that represents a part of the token when the token is spoken. New data is created from data of the phonetic pattern, the new data including a syllable sequence corresponding to the phonetic pattern. A state of a data storage device is changed by storing the new data in a matrix of syllable sequences corresponding to the token. An option is selected that corresponds to the token by executing a fuzzy matching algorithm using a processor and a memory, the selecting of the option is based on a syllable sequence in the matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sean M. Fuoco, John M. Ganci, Jr., Craig M. Trim, Jie Zeng
  • 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: 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: 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.