Patents by Inventor Joseph Lam

Joseph Lam 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: 20200159823
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention may include a method, computer program product and system for communicating information to a user via a graphical user interface of a computer. An embodiment may include displaying a visual cue corresponding to a suggestion for text substitution within a text representation of a media file, wherein the suggestion for text substitution is generated in response to identification of any one or combination of a repeated word, a repeated phrase, and a filler, and wherein the suggestion for text substitution is based on an aggregation of one or more of characteristics of the text representation of the media file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph Lam, Trudy L. Hewitt, James M. Moreno, Fang Lu
  • Patent number: 10636181
    Abstract: Provided are techniques generating graphs based on reading and listening patterns. Key concepts of a content item are identified using text analysis. Focus elements that are focused on by a consumer of the content item are identified. The key concepts are compared with the focus elements to identify overlapping elements. A graph that includes components is generated with the overlapping elements, wherein the graph reflects understanding of the content item from a perspective of the consumer. The components are modified based on component identifiers. The graph is provided to one or more users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Fang Lu, Jana H. Jenkins, Joseph Lam, Hau Co
  • Publication number: 20200109939
    Abstract: A method of determining a support structure depth of a support structure having a front and a back separated by the support structure depth includes: obtaining a point cloud of the support structure, and a mask indicating, for a plurality of portions of an image of the support structure captured from a capture pose, respective confidence levels that the portions depict the back of the support structure; selecting, from the point cloud, an initial set of points located within a field of view originating at the capture pose; selecting, from the initial set of points, an unoccluded subset of depth measurements, the depth measurements in the unoccluded subset corresponding to respective image coordinates; retrieving, from the mask, a confidence level for each of the depth measurements in the unoccluded subset; and based on the depth measurements in the unoccluded subset and the retrieved confidence levels, determining the support structure depth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Raymond Phan, Yuanhao Yu, Richard Jeffrey Rzeszutek, Joseph Lam
  • Publication number: 20200090337
    Abstract: A method of object detection includes obtaining a set of images depicting overlapping regions of an area containing a plurality of objects. Each image includes input object indicators defined by input bounding boxes, input confidence level values, and object identifiers. The method includes identifying candidate subsets of input object indicators in adjacent images. Each candidate subset has input overlapping bounding boxes in a common frame of reference, and a common object identifier. The method includes adjusting the input confidence levels for each input object indicator in the candidate subsets; selecting clusters of the input object indicators satisfying a minimum input confidence threshold, having a common object identifier, and having a degree of overlap satisfying a predefined threshold; and detecting an object by generating a single output object indicator for each cluster, the output object indicator having an output bounding box, an output confidence level value, and the common object identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph Lam, Xinyi Gong
  • Publication number: 20200012327
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, margining routines to determine acceptable voltage command values for specific CPU implementations at one or more different operating levels may be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Son Lam, Henry W. Koertzen, Joseph T. Dibene, II, Steven D. Patzer
  • Patent number: 10528674
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided in a data processing system comprising at least one processor and at least one memory, the at least one memory comprising instructions executed by the at least one processor to cause the at least one processor to implement a cognitive system for capturing referential information. The cognitive system receives a first indication that a group text messaging conversation is in a muted state for a first user. The cognitive system detects a first use of a referential phrase in the group text messaging conversation during a first time period when the group text messaging conversation is in the muted state. The cognitive system receives a second indication that the group text messaging conversation is in a non-muted state. The cognitive system detects a second use of the referential phrase in the group text messaging conversation during a second time period when the group text messaging conversation is in the non-muted state. The second time period is subsequent to the first time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert H. Grant, Jeremy A. Greenberger, Trudy L. Hewitt, Joseph Lam, Francesco C. Schembari
  • Patent number: 10521914
    Abstract: A method of object detection includes obtaining a set of images depicting overlapping regions of an area containing a plurality of objects. Each image includes input object indicators defined by input bounding boxes, input confidence level values, and object identifiers. The method includes identifying candidate subsets of input object indicators in adjacent images. Each candidate subset has input overlapping bounding boxes in a common frame of reference, and a common object identifier. The method includes adjusting the input confidence levels for each input object indicator in the candidate subsets; selecting clusters of the input object indicators satisfying a minimum input confidence threshold, having a common object identifier, and having a degree of overlap satisfying a predefined threshold; and detecting an object by generating a single output object indicator for each cluster, the output object indicator having an output bounding box, an output confidence level value, and the common object identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Lam, Xinyi Gong
  • Publication number: 20190392616
    Abstract: Provided are techniques generating graphs based on reading and listening patterns. Key concepts of a content item are identified using text analysis. Focus elements that are focused on by a consumer of the content item are identified. The key concepts are compared with the focus elements to identify overlapping elements. A graph that includes components is generated with the overlapping elements, wherein the graph reflects understanding of the content item from a perspective of the consumer. The components are modified based on component identifiers. The graph is provided to one or more users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Fang Lu, Jana H. Jenkins, Joseph Lam, Hau Co
  • Publication number: 20190325360
    Abstract: A cognitive computing system for improve effectiveness of communications among multiple members is disclosed. The cognitive computing system receives real-time information representing communications among a plurality of members through a plurality of communication media. For each of the plurality of members, the cognitive computing system classifies the member into one of a plurality of personalities, based on respective attributes of communications determined by analyzing responses of the member to the communications based on the real-time information. For a member, the cognitive computing system calculates an impact value representing an estimated impact of the personalities of the members on an effectiveness of future communications with the member. The cognitive computing system provides recommendations for the future communications with the member that mitigate the estimated impact so as to improve the effectiveness of the future communications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph LAM, Trudy L. HEWITT
  • Publication number: 20190311489
    Abstract: A method of recovering label positions in an imaging controller includes: receiving (i) a definition of a plane containing edges of the shelf, and (ii) a plurality of initial label indicators having locations on the plane; assigning the initial label indicators among a plurality of candidate subsets each representing a single physical label; for each candidate subset of initial indicators: generating, for each of a plurality of projection depths relative to the plane, a set of projections of the initial indicators in the candidate subset; determining an aggregate surface area for each set of projections; selecting, as a recovered depth for the candidate subset, one of the projection depths corresponding to the minimum aggregate surface area; and generating a recovered position for the candidate subset based on the recovered depth; and storing the recovered positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph Lam, Vlad Gorodetsky, Richard Jeffrey Rzeszutek
  • Publication number: 20190290189
    Abstract: A handheld, conforming capacitive sensing apparatus configured to measure Sub-Epidermal Moisture (SEM) as a mean to detect and monitor the formation of pressure ulcers. The device incorporates an array of electrodes which are excited to measure and scan SEM in a programmable and multiplexed manner by a battery-less RF-powered chip. The scanning operation is initiated by an interrogator which excites a coil embedded in the apparatus and provides the needed energy burst to support the scanning/reading operation. Each electrode measures the equivalent sub-epidermal capacitance corresponding and representing the moisture content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicants: BRUIN BIOMETRICS, LLC, THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Majid SARRAFZADEH, William KAISER, Alireza MEHRNIA, Barbara M. BATES-JENSEN, Frank WANG, Michael FLESCH, Joseph BOYSTAK, Yeung LAM
  • Publication number: 20190266828
    Abstract: A standard sized coin roll holder is loaded with a stack of alternating coins and spacers such that a variable number of coins can be accommodated in a standard sized holder. The number of coins loaded into the holder can be configured to be one more than the number of spacers, starting with a coin, then a spacer and so on, such that a coin occupies both the first position and the last position in the stack and making a coin face visible at each end. A twenty coin holder can be loaded, for example, with 10 coins and 9 spacers or with 5 coins and 4 spacers. A compressible silicone rubber washer can also be included to account for slight variations in coin thickness, thus securing the stack within the available height inside a closed and sealed case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph R. Yanarella, JR., Stephen Lam, Max Spiegel
  • Publication number: 20190220489
    Abstract: A computer program product, a method, and an information handling system is provided to associate keywords used for unsuccessfully searching for a shared URL contents with a confidence level of predicting an adjustment of search engine optimization (SEO) for finding the shared URL due to changing the shared URL contents and performing an action based on the confidence level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Trudy L. Hewitt, Joseph Lam, William K. Wentworth
  • Patent number: 10353449
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, margining routines to determine acceptable voltage command values for specific CPU implementations at one or more different operating levels may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Son Lam, Henry W. Koertzen, Joseph Dibene, II, Steven D. Patzer
  • Publication number: 20190194655
    Abstract: The invention features a hybridized polynucleotide construct including a passenger strand, a guide strand loadable into a RISC complex, and one or more auxiliary moieties. At least one of the auxiliary moieties is non-bioreversibly linked to an internucleoside phosphate or phosphorothioate in the passenger strand. The invention further features methods of delivery a polynucleotide construct to a cell and methods of reducing the expression of a protein in a cell. The methods typically involve contacting the cell with the hybridized polynucleotide construct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Curt W. BRADSHAW, Sukumar SAKAMURI, Bryan R. MEADE, Laxman ELTEPU, Giuseppe Dello IACONO, Son LAM, Joseph STOCK, Dingguo LIU, Bin LIU
  • Patent number: 10303724
    Abstract: A computer program product, a method, and an information handling system is provided to associate keywords used for unsuccessfully searching for a shared URL contents with a confidence level of predicting an adjustment of search engine optimization (SEO) for finding the shared URL due to changing the shared URL contents and performing an action based on the confidence level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Trudy L. Hewitt, Joseph Lam, William K. Wentworth
  • Patent number: RE47440
    Abstract: Provided are gas distribution apparatus with a delivery channel having an inlet end, an outlet end and a plurality of apertures spaced along the length. The inlet end is connectable to an inlet gas source and the outlet end is connectable with a vacuum source. Also provided are gas distribution apparatus with spiral delivery channels, intertwined spiral delivery channels, splitting delivery channels, merging delivery channels and shaped delivery channels in which an inlet end and outlet end are configured for rapid exchange of gas within the delivery channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Yudovsky, Mei Chang, Faruk Gungor, Paul F. Ma, David Chu, Chien-Teh Kao, Hyman Lam, Dien-Yeh Wu
  • Patent number: D851910
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Aaron Nelson, Harshen Patel, Joseph R. Yanarella, Jr., Stephen Lam
  • Patent number: D851911
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Aaron Nelson, Harshen Patel, Joseph R. Yanarella, Jr., Stephen Lam
  • Patent number: D853119
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventors: Max Spiegel, Eloy Nunez, Joseph R Yanarella, Jr., Stephen Lam