Patents by Inventor Kevin Glynn Paterson

Kevin Glynn Paterson 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: 10831922
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to systems and methods that enable access control for digital objects based on measured physiological signals of a user. A method of operation of a human mind interface (HMI) system includes measuring, via a physiological sensor of a HMI device, a brain pattern of a user while the user retrieves a digital object after training. The method includes identifying, via a processor of the HMI device, the measured brain pattern stored in a memory of the HMI device, and determining, via the processor, the digital object stored in the memory that is associated with the identified brain pattern. The method includes accessing, via the processor, the digital object and retrieving information contained in the digital object and providing, via the processor of the HMI device, the information contained in the digital object to a recipient on behalf of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Kevin Glynn Paterson, Jordan A. Newmark
  • Patent number: 10826944
    Abstract: Enhanced electronic security systems and methods are provided. A whitelist, blacklist, or both of resource access sources that are allowed to use a particular resource access account are obtained. Upon detecting an access attempt to a particular resource on a computer network, a source of the access attempt and a resource access account used in the access attempt is identified. The whitelist, blacklist, or both are referenced to determine if the source of the access attempt is allowed to use the resource access account used in the access attempt. When the source of the access attempt is not allowed to use the resource access account used in the access attempt, one or more mitigation tasks may be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: UNITED SERVICES Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Kevin Glynn Paterson, Neelsen Cyrus
  • Patent number: 10469535
    Abstract: Enhanced electronic security systems and methods are provided. A whitelist, blacklist, or both of resource access sources that are allowed to use a particular resource access account are obtained. Upon detecting an access attempt to a particular resource on a computer network, a source of the access attempt and a resource access account used in the access attempt is identified. The whitelist, blacklist, or both are referenced to determine if the source of the access attempt is allowed to use the resource access account used in the access attempt. When the source of the access attempt is not allowed to use the resource access account used in the access attempt, one or more mitigation tasks may be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Kevin Glynn Paterson, Neelsen Cyrus
  • Patent number: 10437332
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods that enable inclusion of emotional context in indirect communications based on measured physiological signals of a user. A method of operation of a human mind interface (HMI) system includes determining that a user is preparing an indirect communication, and receiving a measurement of physiological signals related to the user's brain activity. The method includes identifying, within a plurality of stored brain patterns, a brain pattern that corresponds to the measurement received from the physiological sensors; determining, within a plurality of stored emotional states, an emotional state that is linked to the identified brain pattern; and determining, within a plurality of stored expressions, an expression that is linked to the determined emotional state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association
    Inventors: Kevin Glynn Paterson, Jordan A. Newmark
  • Patent number: 10116699
    Abstract: Enhanced electronic security systems and methods are provided. A whitelist, blacklist, or both of resource access sources that are allowed to use a particular resource access account are obtained. Upon detecting an access attempt to a particular resource on a computer network, a source of the access attempt and a resource access account used in the access attempt is identified. The whitelist, blacklist, or both are referenced to determine if the source of the access attempt is allowed to use the resource access account used in the access attempt. When the source of the access attempt is not allowed to use the resource access account used in the access attempt, one or more mitigation tasks may be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Kevin Glynn Paterson, Neelsen Cyrus
  • Patent number: 9830634
    Abstract: An apparatus and method provide simple and secure financial transactions in an instant messaging (IM) environment. Two users may engage in an IM session (chat session), with negotiations for a product or service taking place during the chat session. One or both of the users may activate an IM financial transaction mechanism during the chat session. The IM financial transaction mechanism analyzes the chat text, and presents a draft transaction to both buyer and seller, with options based on the analyzed chat text. The draft transaction may be modified by both buyer and seller, who both confirm the draft transaction when all of the details are correct. The confirmed transaction is then sent to a web server that includes an interface to the buyer's online account, and payment is made by transferring the funds for the confirmed transaction from the buyer's online account to an account for the seller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Zachary Adam Garbow, Frederick Allyn Kulack, Kevin Glynn Paterson
  • Patent number: 8812637
    Abstract: A media stream aggregation mechanism receives and analyzes multiple media streams and creates an aggregate media stream output based on user preferences. In this manner a media provider that uses the media stream aggregation mechanism potentially may provide a customized presentation to each user based on user preferences. By providing the aggregation of multiple media streams to a user, the user's experience is customized according to user preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brian John Cragun, Zachary Adam Garbow, Kevin Glynn Paterson, Candace Trielle Pederson
  • Patent number: 8799635
    Abstract: A method for making intelligent application and setting recommendations may include determining, by a device, a current context of a user of the device in response to the device being one of unlocked and turned-on. The method may also include determining, by the device, if the current context of the user has changed from a previous context of the user at a time when the device was one of locked and turned-off. The method may additionally include presenting a recommendation on a display of the device. The recommendation may include at least one of an application for operation on the device, options for operation of the device, and operating settings of the device, based on the current context of the user, in response to determining that the current context of the user has changed from the previous context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Spencer Lewis Smith, Adam Robert Geiger, Kevin Glynn Paterson
  • Publication number: 20130198506
    Abstract: A method for making intelligent application and setting recommendations may include determining, by a device, a current context of a user of the device in response to the device being one of unlocked and turned-on. The method may also include determining, by the device, if the current context of the user has changed from a previous context of the user at a time when the device was one of locked and turned-off. The method may additionally include presenting a recommendation on a display of the device. The recommendation may include at least one of an application for operation on the device, options for operation of the device, and operating settings of the device, based on the current context of the user, in response to determining that the current context of the user has changed from the previous context.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: SPENCER LEWIS SMITH, ADAM ROBERT GEIGER, KEVIN GLYNN PATERSON
  • Patent number: 8489883
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and program product are provided for using watermarks to embed security features on avatars in a virtual world. A watermark engine receives security information for an avatar in a virtual world. The watermark engine creates a watermark for the avatar using the security information and associates the watermark with the avatar. The watermark may comprise at least one of: security preferences for the avatar, contact information for an owner of the avatar, and graphical information to cause alteration of the avatar when the avatar is recorded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Dean Dettinger, Lydia Mai Do, Frederick Allyn Kulack, Kevin Glynn Paterson
  • Publication number: 20120278311
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes receiving a selection of a particular logical field via a database query interface. The method includes querying a discovery registry associated with a data abstraction model of a database to discover one or more web services. A web service input and a web service output of a particular discovered web service are associated with logical fields of the data abstraction model via the discovery registry. The method further includes initiating execution of a discovered web service that returns a list of values. The list of values obtained by the discovered web service may be augmented with information determined based on field relationship metadata of the data abstraction model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Richard D. Dettinger, Frederick A. Kulack, Kevin Glynn Paterson, Shannon E. Wenzel
  • Patent number: 8234579
    Abstract: Aging of avatars and objects toward eventual removal or removal from the displayed virtual universe through enabling the setting of defined parameters for the aging of said avatars and objects toward eventual removal of said avatars and objects from said virtual universe space; and predetermining a set of events, the occurrence of any one of which events would modify the aging of selected avatars and objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lydia Mai Do, Rick Allen Hamilton, II, Kevin Glynn Paterson, James Wesley Seaman
  • Publication number: 20110270817
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes receiving a selection of a particular logical field via a database query interface. The method includes querying a discovery registry associated with a data abstraction model of a database to discover one or more web services that are resolvable based on the particular logical field. The data abstraction model includes a plurality of logical fields, where each logical field corresponds to a particular data structure of the database. A web service input and a web service output of a particular discovered web service are associated with logical fields of the data abstraction model via the discovery registry. The method further includes initiating execution of a discovered web service that returns a list of values. The list of values obtained by the discovered web service may be augmented with information determined based on field relationship metadata of the data abstraction model, where the field relationship metadata corresponds to the list of values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard D. Dettinger, Frederick A. Kulack, Kevin Glynn Paterson, Shannon E. Wenzel
  • Publication number: 20110066860
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and program product are provided for using watermarks to embed security features on avatars in a virtual world. A watermark engine receives security information for an avatar in a virtual world. The watermark engine creates a watermark for the avatar using the security information and associates the watermark with the avatar. The watermark may comprise at least one of: security preferences for the avatar, contact information for an owner of the avatar, and graphical information to cause alteration of the avatar when the avatar is recorded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: International Business Machines
    Inventors: Richard Dean Dettinger, Lydia Mai Do, Frederick Allyn Kulack, Kevin Glynn Paterson
  • Patent number: 7890519
    Abstract: A method, article of manufacture and apparatus for graphically summarizing the data in an initial query result set, including when rows are removed from the result set by applying a data quality standard is disclosed. When a user selects to change the data quality standard, a group of target rows are identified and removed from the user's display. A bitmap is generated to graphically represent the location of each row in the initial result set, including removed rows. A bitmap to summarize the data values for one or more columns in the initial result set may also be created. Thus, a user may quickly obtain an intuitive view of what the data looks like, without the need for complex analysis or graphing packages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Dean Dettinger, Frederick Allyn Kulack, Kevin Glynn Paterson, Shannon Everett Wenzel
  • Publication number: 20110016410
    Abstract: Aging of avatars and objects toward eventual removal or removal from the displayed virtual universe through enabling the setting of defined parameters for the aging of said avatars and objects toward eventual removal of said avatars and objects from said virtual universe space; and predetermining a set of events, the occurrence of any one of which events would modify the aging of selected avatars and objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventors: Lydia Mai Do, Rick Allen Hamilton, II, Kevin Glynn Paterson, James Wesley Seaman
  • Patent number: 7853898
    Abstract: A digital device automatically arranges digital images for display in a stack-based arrangement, wherein images are grouped in multiple stacks according to at least one grouping criterion, and the user can scroll over groups of images. Preferably, the digital device automatically selects a mascot image from each group as the top of the corresponding stack. When the images are displayed using a digital display apparatus, the user can scroll through the mascot images only, without reviewing the other images in each stack. When the user finds a mascot image of interest, he may optionally scroll down the images in the stack. Preferably, images are grouped according to power-on session, and mascots are chosen based on user interaction history.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy Pressler Clark, Zachary Adam Garbow, Kevin Glynn Paterson, Richard Michael Theis, Brian Paul Wallenfelt
  • Patent number: 7747760
    Abstract: A networked computer system provides a way to quickly switch to a backup data center when a primary data center fails. Each data center includes a redirect table that specifies a geographical area corresponding to each user. The redirect table is replicated on one or more data centers so that each data center has the same information. When a data center fails, the redirect table in one of the non-failed data centers is updated to specify a new data center for each client that used the failed data center as its primary data center. A network dispatcher recognizes that the failed data center is unavailable, and routes a request to the backup data center. Network routing logic then issues a redirection command that causes all subsequent requests from that client to be redirected directly to the backup data center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nadir Khalid Amra, Kevin Glynn Paterson, Steven John Simonson, Arthur Douglas Smet
  • Patent number: 7646960
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, system, and signal-bearing medium that, in an embodiment, calculate scores for cells within a program based on a speed at which the cells were presented and a frequency that the cells were presented. A cell includes one or more frames of presentable data. Chapters within the program are then determined and located within the program based on gradients of the scores that exceed a threshold. The scores are calculated based on incrementing a score for each cell each time the cell is presented and by different amounts depending on the speed at which the cell is presented. In an embodiment, the score is incremented by a larger amount in response to a slower presentation speed of the associated cell. In an embodiment, scores may be received from multiple clients where the program was presented, the scores may be aggregated for all the clients, and the chapters may be determined based on the aggregated scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Zachary Adam Garbow, Michael Anthony Nelson, Kevin Glynn Paterson
  • Patent number: 7546545
    Abstract: A method that emphasizes at least one drop destination for a selected entity based upon monitored drop destinations. Drop destinations may be emphasized by generating a plurality of path vectors between the selected entity and at least a portion of the plurality of drop destinations. Generally, by emphasizing drop destinations, the potential drop destinations for the selected entity may be anticipated and emphasized to the user, which may increase the likelihood that the user will drop onto the desired drop destination. Moreover, a user may choose one of the drop destinations by dropping the selected entity along the path vector associated with the desired drop destination. As such, drag and drop operations may be successfully completed with fewer mouse movements and/or less precision, often resulting in fewer accidental drops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Zachary Adam Garbow, Bryan Mark Logan, Terrence Theodore Nixa, Kevin Glynn Paterson