Patents by Inventor Kimberly G. Starks

Kimberly G. Starks 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: 10783187
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes storing, by a computing device, a plurality of dialogues between user devices and an automated support application hosted by the computing device; determining, by the computing device, transitive relationships between the plurality of dialogues; and updating, by the computing device, a question mapping based on the determining the transitive relationships; and applying, the computing device, the updated question mapping to a subsequent support dialogue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Craig M. Trim, John M. Ganci, Jr., Wing L. Leung, Kimberly G. Starks
  • Patent number: 10783356
    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: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Kimberly G. Starks
  • Publication number: 20200202552
    Abstract: Embodiments for managing virtual reality (VR) sessions by one or more processors are described. A condition associated with a user experiencing a VR session is detected. A severity of the condition is determined. The determining of the severity of the condition is performed using a cognitive analysis of a detected situation associated with the condition that will affect the user, notwithstanding whether the detected situation is currently occurring within a vicinity of the user experiencing the VR session. If the severity is above a predetermined threshold, a signal representative thereof is generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Martin G. KEEN, Richard D. JOHNSON, Adam SMYE-RUMSBY, Kimberly G. STARKS
  • Publication number: 20200153772
    Abstract: A method rewrites a text message according to an emotional state of a sender of the text message while originally writing the text message. An electronic chat session monitoring device intercepts a current text message from an electronic chat session, where the current text message is generated by an initial sender at a sending device. The electronic chat session monitoring device receives a current photo, of the initial sender of the current text message, that depicts the initial sender while generating the current text message. The electronic chat session monitoring device determines that the emotional state of the initial sender, as evidenced by the current photo, is incongruous with a content of the current text message, and rewrites text in the current text message to comport with the emotional state of the initial sender while generating the current text message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: JAMES E. BOSTICK, JOHN M. GANCI, JR., SARBAJIT K. RAKSHIT, KIMBERLY G. STARKS
  • Publication number: 20200142920
    Abstract: Migrating and delivering data content to a traveling user is provided. A pattern of data access corresponding to a user is determined. The pattern of data access includes previous data access requests made by the user and data to-be delivered to the user. A travel plan corresponding to the user is determined. The travel plan includes a set of intermediate data delivery destinations based on travel mode, travel route, travel schedule, and geographic locations of stops corresponding to the set of intermediate data delivery destinations. The data content is migrated to a set of data storage locations as the user travels based on the pattern of data access, the travel plan, and the set of intermediate data delivery destinations along the travel route. The data content is delivered to the user at geographic locations corresponding to the set of data storage locations as the user travels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Michael E. Alexander, Kimberly G. Starks, Gandhi Sivakumar, Kushal Patel, Sarvesh Patel
  • Patent number: 10642865
    Abstract: Bias identification in social network posts. A method performs a semantic comparison of social network posts by a user of a social network to identify a group of social network posts by the user about a specific topical content category. The method determines a respective semantic sense of each social network post of the group. The method also ascertains a semantic sense pattern among social network posts in the group of social network posts about the specific topical content category. The method identifies a bias in at least one social network post of the group of social network posts based on identifying that the respective semantic sense in each of the at least one social network post deviates from the ascertained sematic sense pattern. The method uses the identified bias to predict bias in one or more other social network posts made by the user on the topical content category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Munish Goyal, Wing L. Leung, Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Kimberly G. Starks
  • Patent number: 10621205
    Abstract: In the Business Intelligence (BI) realm, ad hoc reporting refers to relatively fast on-the-fly building of computer data reports in real-time. A process for pre-report execution based on an anticipated ad hoc reporting request is provided. This process predicts an ad hoc reporting request to generate an ad hoc report will be received from a user. Based on the ad hoc reporting request being predicted, and prior to receiving the ad hoc reporting request, the process dynamically generates and executes code to execute a query(ies) and acquires pre-request execution report data from execution of the query(ies). The ad hoc reporting request is received from the user, and based on receiving the ad hoc reporting request, the process identifies pre-request execution report data acquired prior to receiving the ad hoc reporting requests and generates the ad hoc report using the pre-request execution report data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Kimberly G. Starks
  • Patent number: 10607367
    Abstract: Embodiments for managing virtual reality (VR) sessions by one or more processors are described. A condition in a vicinity of a user experiencing a VR session is detected. A severity of the condition is determined. The determining of the severity of the condition is performed using a cognitive analysis. If the severity is above a predetermined threshold, a signal representative thereof is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Martin G. Keen, Richard D. Johnson, Adam Smye-Rumsby, Kimberly G. Starks
  • Patent number: 10599915
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method comprises: monitoring, by a user device, user gesture and user input activity by a user of the user device; detecting, by the user device, that the user has entered a thinking state based on the monitoring; determining, by the user device, subject content based on content displayed on a display of the user device based on the detecting; determining, by the user device, relevant content associated with the subject content; and presenting, by the user device, the relevant content to the user via the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Munish Goyal, Wing L. Leung, Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Kimberly G. Starks
  • Patent number: 10594638
    Abstract: An electronic chat session monitoring device intercepts a text message from an electronic chat session. The text message is generated by a sender and addressed to an addressee. The electronic chat session monitoring device receives a current photo of the sender of the text message electronic chat session, which is taken contemporaneously with a generation of the text message by the sender and depicts an emotion of the sender while generating the text message. The electronic chat session monitoring device then transmits both the text message and the current photo of the sender to the addressee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Kimberly G. Starks
  • Patent number: 10591880
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for repairing a broken object. A processor retrieves information describing the size and shape of a broken object. A processor retrieves information describing the size and shape of an intact object, wherein the intact object includes a part missing from the broken object. A processor generates a first three-dimensional model of the broken object based, at least in part, on the information describing the size and shape of the broken object. A processor generates a second three-dimensional model of the intact object based, at least in part, on the information describing the size and shape of the intact object. A processor generates a third three-dimensional model based, at least in part, on a difference between the first and second three-dimensional model. A processor sends one or more instructions to a three-dimensional printer to create an object based, at least in part, on the third three-dimensional model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Martin G. Keen, Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Kimberly G. Starks, Craig M. Trim
  • 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
  • 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: 10540388
    Abstract: Migrating and delivering data content to a traveling user is provided. A pattern of data access corresponding to a user is determined. The pattern of data access includes previous data access requests made by the user and data to-be delivered to the user. A travel plan corresponding to the user is determined. The travel plan includes a set of intermediate data delivery destinations based on travel mode, travel route, travel schedule, and geographic locations of stops corresponding to the set of intermediate data delivery destinations. The data content is migrated to a set of data storage locations as the user travels based on the pattern of data access, the travel plan, and the set of intermediate data delivery destinations along the travel route. The data content is delivered to the user at geographic locations corresponding to the set of data storage locations as the user travels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael E. Alexander, Kimberly G. Starks, Gandhi Sivakumar, Kushal Patel, Sarvesh Patel
  • Patent number: 10528237
    Abstract: A system, method and program product are provided for system for processing a set of social media (SM) streams. A system is disclosed that includes: a user interface for selecting the set of SM streams and for inputting a set of filtering definitions; a stream unification system that creates a single unified stream from the set of SM streams; a content filtering system that selects relevant content items from the single unified stream based on the set of filtering definitions and generates a unified filtered SM stream using selected content items; and an output system that outputs the unified filtered SM stream to a user display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Kimberly G. Starks, Craig M. Trim
  • Publication number: 20190392604
    Abstract: Embodiments for managing virtual reality (VR) sessions by one or more processors are described. A condition in a vicinity of a user experiencing a VR session is detected. A severity of the condition is determined. The determining of the severity of the condition is performed using a cognitive analysis. If the severity is above a predetermined threshold, a signal representative thereof is generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Martin G. KEEN, Richard D. JOHNSON, Adam SMYE-RUMSBY, Kimberly G. STARKS
  • Publication number: 20190354558
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes storing, by a computing device, a plurality of dialogues between user devices and an automated support application hosted by the computing device; determining, by the computing device, transitive relationships between the plurality of dialogues; and updating, by the computing device, a question mapping based on the determining the transitive relationships; and applying, the computing device, the updated question mapping to a subsequent support dialogue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Craig M. TRIM, John M. GANCI, JR., Wing L. LEUNG, Kimberly G. STARKS
  • Publication number: 20190347279
    Abstract: Bias identification in social network posts. A method performs a semantic comparison of social network posts by a user of a social network to identify a group of social network posts by the user about a specific topical content category. The method determines a respective semantic sense of each social network post of the group. The method also ascertains a semantic sense pattern among social network posts in the group of social network posts about the specific topical content category. The method identifies a bias in at least one social network post of the group of social network posts based on identifying that the respective semantic sense in each of the at least one social network post deviates from the ascertained sematic sense pattern. The method uses the identified bias to predict bias in one or more other social network posts made by the user on the topical content category.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Munish GOYAL, Wing L. LEUNG, Sarbajit K. RAKSHIT, Kimberly G. Starks
  • Patent number: 10447910
    Abstract: Systems and method for determining and indicating camera restrictions are disclosed. A method includes: receiving, by a camera device, an input to capture content; determining, by the camera device, a field of view of the camera device; transmitting, by the camera device, data defining the field of view to a server; receiving, by the camera device, a data structure from the server; and based on the data structure, performing one of: capturing the content with the camera device without restriction; and performing at least one restriction action at the camera device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Kimberly G. Starks
  • Patent number: 10430466
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes storing, by a computing device, a plurality of dialogs between user devices and an automated support application hosted by the computing device; determining, by the computing device, transitive relationships between the plurality of dialogs; and updating, by the computing device, a question mapping based on the determining the transitive relationships; and applying, the computing device, the updated question mapping to a subsequent support dialog.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Craig M. Trim, John M. Ganci, Jr., Wing L. Leung, Kimberly G. Starks