Patents by Inventor Justin D. Weisz

Justin D. Weisz 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: 10733286
    Abstract: Detecting propensity profile for a person may comprise receiving artifacts associated with the person; detecting profile characteristics for the person based on the artifacts; receiving a plurality of predefined profiles comprising a plurality of characteristics and relationships between the characteristics over time, each of the plurality of predefined profiles specifying an indication of propensity; matching the profile characteristics for the person with one or more of the plurality of predefined profiles; and outputting one or more propensity indicators based on the matching, the propensity indicators comprising at least an expressed strength of a given propensity in the person at a given time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Anni R. Coden, Keith C. Houck, Ching-Yung Lin, Wanyi Lin, Peter K. Malkin, Shimei Pan, Youngja Park, Justin D. Weisz
  • Publication number: 20200198783
    Abstract: A vehicular alert system includes an autonomous aerial vehicle and a central computer. The autonomous aerial vehicle includes a processor, a display, and a detector. The processor controls a data transceiver. The detector detects one or more vehicular condition. The central computer communicates with the autonomous aerial vehicle via the data transceiver. The central computer includes a memory device. The memory device stores vehicular condition data and road condition data. The central computer communicates one of a vehicular condition or a road condition to the autonomous aerial vehicle. The processor of the autonomous aerial vehicle displays the received condition on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: ASHISH KUNDU, CLIFFORD A. PICKOVER, JAMES R. KOZLOSKI, JUSTIN D. WEISZ, MICHAEL GORDON
  • Patent number: 10654570
    Abstract: A vehicular alert system includes an autonomous aerial vehicle and a central computer. The autonomous aerial vehicle includes a processor, a display, and a detector. The processor controls a data transceiver. The detector detects one or more vehicular condition. The central computer communicates with the autonomous aerial vehicle via the data transceiver. The central computer includes a memory device. The memory device stores vehicular condition data and road condition data. The central computer communicates one of a vehicular condition or a road condition to the autonomous aerial vehicle. The processor of the autonomous aerial vehicle displays the received condition on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ashish Kundu, Clifford A. Pickover, James R. Kozloski, Justin D. Weisz, Michael Gordon
  • Publication number: 20200150694
    Abstract: A method for controlling a drone includes receiving a request for information about a spatial location, generating data requests, configuring a flight plan and controlling one or more drones to fly over the spatial location to obtain data types based on the data requests, storing heterogeneous data captured by the one or more drones and creating spatio-temporal indices for identifying spatial or temporal coverage gaps in the data necessary to answer the request, controlling the one or more drones to fly over the spatial location to obtain a plurality of data types from the identified spatial or temporal coverage gaps and extracting and analyzing data to answer the request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Gregory F. Boland, James R. Kozloski, Yu Ma, Justin G. Manweiler, Kevin E. Siemonsen, Umut Topkara, Katherine Vogt, Justin D. Weisz
  • Patent number: 10628337
    Abstract: A method, executed by one or more processors, includes monitoring a plurality of ambient condition sensors configured to sense a plurality of ambient conditions that are relevant to a plurality of communication modes provided by at least one user I/O device, deactivating a first communication mode of the plurality of communication modes and activating a second communication mode of the plurality of communication modes in response to determining, via the plurality of ambient condition sensors, that one or more of the plurality of ambient conditions are not conducive to the first communication mode and that the plurality of ambient conditions are collectively more conducive to the second communication mode than the first communication mode. A corresponding apparatus and computer program product are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Judith O. Uchidiuno, Xiying Wang, Justin D. Weisz
  • Patent number: 10620912
    Abstract: A system, computer program product, and method are provided for use with an intelligent computer platform to convert speech intents to one or more physical actions. The aspect of converting speech intent includes receiving audio, converting the audio to text, parsing the text into segments, identifying a physical action and associated application that are proximal in time to the received audio. A corpus is searched for evidence of a pattern associated with the received audio and corresponding physical action(s) and associated application. An outcome is generated from the evidence. The outcome includes identification of an application and production of an affirmative instruction. The instruction is converted to a user interface trace that is executed within the identified application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Maryam Ashoori, Justin D. Weisz
  • Patent number: 10620911
    Abstract: A system, computer program product, and method are provided for use with an intelligent computer platform to convert audio data intents to one or more physical actions. The aspect of converting audio data intent includes receiving audio, converting the audio to text, parsing the text into segments, identifying a physical action and associated application that are proximal in time to the received audio. A corpus is searched for evidence of the text to identify evidence of a physical user interface trace with a select application. An outcome is generated from the evidence. The outcome includes an instruction to invoke a user interface trace with the select application as a representation of the received audio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Maryam Ashoori, Justin D. Weisz
  • Publication number: 20200111550
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided for implementing a personalized health care management system. The mechanisms receive a personalized health care plan for a patient having at least one health goal of the patient, and dynamic patient monitoring data from one or more patient monitoring devices associated with the patient. The mechanisms analyze the dynamic patient monitoring data to determine at least one first communication to output to the patient containing content eliciting conformance of the patient with the personalized health care plan to achieve the at least one health goal. The mechanisms send, to a patient care manager computing device of a patient care manager associated with the patient, a second communication based on results of analyzing the dynamic patient monitoring data. The second communication initiates a new communication session, or continues an existing communication session, between the patient care manager computing device and a patient communication device associated with the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Gregory F. Boland, Kristina M. Brimijoin, Atul Kumar, Avraham Leff, Yu Ma, Russell G. Olsen, James T. Rayfield, Katherine Vogt, Justin D. Weisz
  • Patent number: 10545512
    Abstract: A method for controlling a drone includes receiving a request for information about a spatial location, generating data requests, configuring a flight plan and controlling one or more drones to fly over the spatial location to obtain data types based on the data requests, and extracting and analyzing data to answer the request. The method can include extracting data points from the data types, obtaining labels from a user for one or more of the data points, predicting labels for unlabeled data points from a learning algorithm using the labels obtained from the user, determining the predicted labels are true labels for the unlabeled data points and combining the extracted data, the user labeled data points and the true labeled data points to answer the request for information. The learning algorithm may be active learning using a support vector machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory F. Boland, James R. Kozloski, Yu Ma, Justin G. Manweiler, Kevin E. Siemonsen, Umut Topkara, Katherine Vogt, Justin D. Weisz
  • Patent number: 10528888
    Abstract: Disclosed is a novel system and method for indicating a probability of errors in multimedia content. The system determines a user state or possible user distraction level. The user distraction level is indicated in the multimedia content. In one example, work is monitored being performed on the multimedia content. Distractions are identified while the work is being monitored. A probability of errors is calculated in at least one location of the multimedia content by on the distractions that have been identified. Annotations are used to indicate of the probability of errors. In another example, the calculating of probability includes using a function F(U,S,P) based on a combination of: i) a determination of user state (U), ii) a determination of sensitivity (S) of user input, and iii) a determination of user characteristics stored in a profile (P).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James R. Kozloski, Peter K. Malkin, Clifford A. Pickover, Justin D. Weisz
  • Patent number: 10529446
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided for implementing a personalized health care management system. The mechanisms receive a personalized health care plan for a patient having at least one health goal of the patient, and dynamic patient monitoring data from one or more patient monitoring devices associated with the patient. The mechanisms analyze the dynamic patient monitoring data to determine at least one first communication to output to the patient containing content eliciting conformance of the patient with the personalized health care plan to achieve the at least one health goal. The mechanisms send, to a patient care manager computing device of a patient care manager associated with the patient, a second communication based on results of analyzing the dynamic patient monitoring data. The second communication initiates a new communication session, or continues an existing communication session, between the patient care manager computing device and a patient communication device associated with the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory F. Boland, Kristina M. Brimijoin, Atul Kumar, Avraham Leff, Yu Ma, Russell G. Olsen, James T. Rayfield, Katherine Vogt, Justin D. Weisz
  • Patent number: 10393355
    Abstract: A cognitive illumination system is provided. The cognitive illumination system includes a light source communicatively coupled to a servomechanism, wherein the servomechanism is configured to manipulate the light source in space, a tracking assembly configured to capture and track objects in the space and a processor communicatively coupled to the light source, the servomechanism and the tracking assembly. The processor is configured to receive information about the captured and tracked objects from the tracking assembly, determine a task being undertaken in the space therefrom, develop a lighting plan for the task which is executable by the light source and the servomechanism and control the light source and the servomechanism according to the lighting plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Maryam Ashoori, Jonathan H. Connell, Robert G. Farrell, Justin D. Weisz
  • Patent number: 10390752
    Abstract: Embodiments include systems, methods, and computer program products for monitoring progression of Parkinson's disease. Aspects include receiving pressure data from a plurality of pressure sensors, the pressure sensors being positioned on a chair. Aspects also include analyzing the pressure data to determine the severity of a unified Parkinson's disease rating scale factor for a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Maryam Ashoori, Justin D. Weisz
  • Publication number: 20190243390
    Abstract: A method for controlling a drone includes receiving a request for information about a spatial location, generating data requests, configuring a flight plan and controlling one or more drones to fly over the spatial location to obtain data types based on the data requests, and extracting and analyzing data to answer the request. The method can include extracting data points from the data types, obtaining labels from a user for one or more of the data points, predicting labels for unlabeled data points from a learning algorithm using the labels obtained from the user, determining the predicted labels are true labels for the unlabeled data points and combining the extracted data, the user labeled data points and the true labeled data points to answer the request for information. The learning algorithm may be active learning using a support vector machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory F. Boland, James R. Kozloski, Yu Ma, Justin G. Manweiler, Kevin E. Siemonsen, Umut Topkara, Katherine Vogt, Justin D. Weisz
  • Patent number: 10345826
    Abstract: A method for controlling a drone includes receiving a request for information about a spatial location, generating data requests, configuring a flight plan and controlling one or more drones to fly over the spatial location to obtain data types based on the data requests, and extracting and analyzing data to answer the request. The method can include extracting data points from the data types, obtaining labels from a user for one or more of the data points, predicting labels for unlabeled data points from a learning algorithm using the labels obtained from the user, determining the predicted labels are true labels for the unlabeled data points and combining the extracted data, the user labeled data points and the true labeled data points to answer the request for information. The learning algorithm may be active learning using a support vector machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory F. Boland, James R. Kozloski, Yu Ma, Justin G. Manweiler, Kevin E. Siemonsen, Umut Topkara, Katherine Vogt, Justin D. Weisz
  • Publication number: 20190171587
    Abstract: A method, executed by one or more processors, includes monitoring a plurality of ambient condition sensors configured to sense a plurality of ambient conditions that are relevant to a plurality of communication modes provided by at least one user I/O device, deactivating a first communication mode of the plurality of communication modes and activating a second communication mode of the plurality of communication modes in response to determining, via the plurality of ambient condition sensors, that one or more of the plurality of ambient conditions are not conducive to the first communication mode and that the plurality of ambient conditions are collectively more conducive to the second communication mode than the first communication mode. A corresponding apparatus and computer program product are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Judith O. Uchidiuno, Xiying Wang, Justin D. Weisz
  • Publication number: 20190137633
    Abstract: A method for applying GPS UAV attitude estimation to accelerate computer vision. The UAV has a plurality of GPS receivers mounted at fixed locations on the UAV. The method includes receiving GPS signals from each GPS satellite in view of the UAV, the GPS measurements comprising pseudo-range and carrier phase data representing the distance between each GPS receiver and each GPS satellite. Carrier phase and pseudo-range measurements are determined for each GPS receiver based on the pseudo-range and carrier phase data. The GPS carrier phase and pseudo-range measurements are compared pair-wise for each pair of GPS receiver and satellite. An attitude of the UAV is determined based on the relative distance measurements. A 3D camera pose rotation matrix is determined based on the attitude of the UAV. Computer vision image search computations are performed for analyzing the image data received from the UAV in real time using the 3D camera pose rotation matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Mahanth K. Gowda, Justin G. Manweiler, Justin D. Weisz
  • Patent number: 10275369
    Abstract: A method, executed by one or more processors, includes monitoring a plurality of ambient condition sensors configured to sense a plurality of ambient conditions that are relevant to a plurality of communication modes provided by at least one user I/O device, deactivating a first communication mode of the plurality of communication modes and activating a second communication mode of the plurality of communication modes in response to determining, via the plurality of ambient condition sensors, that one or more of the plurality of ambient conditions are not conducive to the first communication mode and that the plurality of ambient conditions are collectively more conducive to the second communication mode than the first communication mode. A corresponding apparatus and computer program product are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Judith O. Uchidiuno, Xiying Wang, Justin D. Weisz
  • Publication number: 20190121612
    Abstract: A system, computer program product, and method are provided for use with an intelligent computer platform to convert speech intents to one or more physical actions. The aspect of converting speech intent includes receiving audio, converting the audio to text, parsing the text into segments, identifying a physical action and associated application that are proximal in time to the received audio. A corpus is searched for evidence of a pattern associated with the received audio and corresponding physical action(s) and associated application. An outcome is generated from the evidence. The outcome includes identification of an application and production of an affirmative instruction. The instruction is converted to a user interface trace that is executed within the identified application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Maryam Ashoori, Justin D. Weisz
  • Publication number: 20190121611
    Abstract: A system, computer program product, and method are provided for use with an intelligent computer platform to convert audio data intents to one or more physical actions. The aspect of converting audio data intent includes receiving audio, converting the audio to text, parsing the text into segments, identifying a physical action and associated application that are proximal in time to the received audio. A corpus is searched for evidence of the text to identify evidence of a physical user interface trace with a select application. An outcome is generated from the evidence. The outcome includes an instruction to invoke a user interface trace with the select application as a representation of the received audio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Maryam Ashoori, Justin D. Weisz