Patents by Inventor Kush R. Varshney

Kush R. Varshney 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: 10217072
    Abstract: A method for designing a new product includes automatically identifying a plurality of components of stored products, wherein the plurality of components is associated with an existing component included in a design of the new product, automatically selecting a new component from among the plurality of components, wherein a relationship between the existing component and the new component optimizes a design objective for the new product, automatically adding the new component to the design for the new product, and iteratively repeating the identifying, the selecting, and the adding until a stopping criterion is met, wherein the design for the new product is complete when the stopping criterion is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lav R. Varshney, Kush R. Varshney, Jun Wang
  • Patent number: 10127512
    Abstract: A method for designing a new product includes automatically identifying a plurality of components of stored products, wherein the plurality of components is associated with an existing component included in a design of the new product, automatically selecting a new component from among the plurality of components, wherein a relationship between the existing component and the new component optimizes a design objective for the new product, automatically adding the new component to the design for the new product, and iteratively repeating the identifying, the selecting, and the adding until a stopping criterion is met, wherein the design for the new product is complete when the stopping criterion is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lav R. Varshney, Kush R. Varshney, Jun Wang
  • Publication number: 20180293683
    Abstract: A network is crawled using a trained learning model to identify a set of secondary-source documents related to an event. A hub page from the set of secondary-source documents is identified that includes a link predicted to link to a new relevant secondary-source document. The new document is added to the set of secondary-source documents. Information is extracted from the set of secondary-source documents. Feedback is received indicative of a relevancy level for the extracted information as applied to the event. Each document is classified into one or more categories related to the event, based on the extracted information and the received feedback information. A learning model is trained based on the received feedback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Ioana M. Baldini Soares, Amit Dhurandhar, Abhishek Kumar, Aleksandra Mojsilovic, Kien T. Pham, Kush R. Varshney, Maja Vukovic
  • Publication number: 20180260750
    Abstract: A method for designing a new product includes automatically identifying a plurality of components of stored products, wherein the plurality of components is associated with an existing component included in a design of the new product, automatically selecting a new component from among the plurality of components, wherein a relationship between the existing component and the new component optimizes a design objective for the new product, automatically adding the new component to the design for the new product, and iteratively repeating the identifying, the selecting, and the adding until a stopping criterion is met, wherein the design for the new product is complete when the stopping criterion is met.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Lav R. Varshney, Kush R. Varshney, Jun Wang
  • Publication number: 20180260751
    Abstract: A method for designing a new product includes automatically identifying a plurality of components of stored products, wherein the plurality of components is associated with an existing component included in a design of the new product, automatically selecting a new component from among the plurality of components, wherein a relationship between the existing component and the new component optimizes a design objective for the new product, automatically adding the new component to the design for the new product, and iteratively repeating the identifying, the selecting, and the adding until a stopping criterion is met, wherein the design for the new product is complete when the stopping criterion is met.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Lav R. Varshney, Kush R. Varshney, Jun Wang
  • Patent number: 10026050
    Abstract: A method for designing a new product includes automatically identifying a plurality of components of stored products, wherein the plurality of components is associated with an existing component included in a design of the new product, automatically selecting a new component from among the plurality of components, wherein a relationship between the existing component and the new component optimizes a design objective for the new product, automatically adding the new component to the design for the new product, and iteratively repeating the identifying, the selecting, and the adding until a stopping criterion is met, wherein the design for the new product is complete when the stopping criterion is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lav R. Varshney, Kush R. Varshney, Jun Wang
  • Patent number: 10019689
    Abstract: A method for designing a new product includes automatically identifying a plurality of components of stored products, wherein the plurality of components is associated with an existing component included in a design of the new product, automatically selecting a new component from among the plurality of components, wherein a relationship between the existing component and the new component optimizes a design objective for the new product, automatically adding the new component to the design for the new product, and iteratively repeating the identifying, the selecting, and the adding until a stopping criterion is met, wherein the design for the new product is complete when the stopping criterion is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lav R. Varshney, Kush R. Varshney, Jun Wang
  • Publication number: 20180121823
    Abstract: A method includes performing contextual association of entities using multi-source data. For each context the method performs co-clustering to identify distinct expert-skill associations; constructing single-entity unipartite graph representations and performing a random walk within each single-entity unipartite graph; for each single-entity unipartite graph, obtaining steady state distributions using the random walks to obtain clusters of experts and skills; performing a weighted two-way random walk across entity graphs (graph edges), giving preference to traversal within members of the same co-cluster; and performing link prediction for each context by dynamically adding edges, and obtaining overall skills predictions, analyses and inferences by merging the contexts and weighting the links of each context.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: John H. Bauer, Dongping Fang, Aleksandra Mojsilovic, Karthikeyan N. Ramamurthy, Kush R. Varshney, Jun Wang
  • Publication number: 20180068230
    Abstract: Software that uses personalized information pertaining to a user to determine how familiar (or “novel” or “surprising”) a new artifact will be to the user, by performing the following steps: (i) receiving a first dataset pertaining to a first user; (ii) building, utilizing the first dataset, an ontology of artifacts known to the first user, where the ontology includes a domain of food and a plurality of artifacts that include food recipes, and where the artifacts have corresponding characteristics that include food ingredients; (iii) calculating a prior probability distribution for each artifact of the ontology using a probabilistic familiarity algorithm; and (iv) calculating a probabilistic familiarity value for the first artifact with respect to the first user by adding the first artifact to the set of artifacts and calculating the first artifact's prior probability distribution using the probabilistic familiarity algorithm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Florian Pinel, Nan Shao, Kush R. Varshney, Lav R. Varshney
  • Patent number: 9852380
    Abstract: Software that uses personalized information pertaining to a user to determine how familiar (or “novel” or “surprising”) a new artifact will be to the user, by performing the following steps: (i) receiving the identity of a first user; (ii) receiving a first dataset pertaining to the first user; (iii) receiving the identity of a first artifact; and (iv) applying a probabilistic familiarity algorithm to the first dataset with respect to the first artifact to yield a probabilistic familiarity value for the first artifact with respect to the first user. The first dataset is received over a computer network, and the first dataset includes at least one piece of personalized information for the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Florian Pinel, Nan Shao, Kush R. Varshney, Lav R. Varshney
  • Patent number: 9775374
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and systems for calculating a food additive. A first method includes identifying chemical compounds of an averse food ingredient, identifying chemical compounds of a flavorful food ingredient and calculating a set of chemical compounds for the food additive such that an olfactory perception of a mixture of the averse food ingredient, the flavorful food ingredient and the food additive is the same as an olfactory perception of only the flavorful food ingredient. A first device includes a database storing information identifying chemical compounds of an averse food ingredient and identifying chemical compounds of a flavorful food ingredient, and a processor for calculating a food additive such that an olfactory perception of flavors of a mixture of the averse food ingredient, the flavorful food ingredient and the food additive is the same as an olfactory perception of only the flavorful food ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kush R. Varshney, Lav R. Varshney
  • Patent number: 9600793
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods, devices and systems for calculating or selecting a first set of chemical compounds for an odor additive. For example, a method identifies a second set of chemical compounds present in a sample and intensities of individual chemical compounds in the second set of chemical compounds, and calculates the first set of chemical compounds for the odor additive such that an olfactory perception of a mixture of the sample and the odor additive is an olfactory white.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kush R. Varshney, Lav R. Varshney
  • Publication number: 20170067866
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods, devices and systems for calculating or selecting a first set of chemical compounds for an odor additive. For example, a method identifies a second set of chemical compounds present in a sample and intensities of individual chemical compounds in the second set of chemical compounds, and calculates the first set of chemical compounds for the odor additive such that an olfactory perception of a mixture of the sample and the odor additive is an olfactory white.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: Kush R. Varshney, Lav R. Varshney
  • Patent number: 9554589
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and systems for calculating a food additive. A first method includes identifying chemical compounds of an averse food ingredient, identifying chemical compounds of a flavorful food ingredient and calculating a set of chemical compounds for the food additive such that an olfactory perception of a mixture of the averse food ingredient, the flavorful food ingredient and the food additive is the same as an olfactory perception of only the flavorful food ingredient. A first device includes a database storing information identifying chemical compounds of an averse food ingredient and identifying chemical compounds of a flavorful food ingredient, and a processor for calculating a food additive such that an olfactory perception of flavors of a mixture of the averse food ingredient, the flavorful food ingredient and the food additive is the same as an olfactory perception of only the flavorful food ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kush R. Varshney, Lav R. Varshney
  • Publication number: 20160339407
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and systems for calculating a food additive. A first method includes identifying chemical compounds of an averse food ingredient, identifying chemical compounds of a flavorful food ingredient and calculating a set of chemical compounds for the food additive such that an olfactory perception of a mixture of the averse food ingredient, the flavorful food ingredient and the food additive is the same as an olfactory perception of only the flavorful food ingredient. A first device includes a database storing information identifying chemical compounds of an averse food ingredient and identifying chemical compounds of a flavorful food ingredient, and a processor for calculating a food additive such that an olfactory perception of flavors of a mixture of the averse food ingredient, the flavorful food ingredient and the food additive is the same as an olfactory perception of only the flavorful food ingredient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Kush R. Varshney, Lav R. Varshney
  • Publication number: 20160321748
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide a method of health insurance market risk assessment including receiving first data including demographic and cost data for members of a health insurance plan in a current market, receiving second data including demographic data for the current market, and receiving third data including demographic data for a new market. The first to third data are used to transform a distribution of the plan members to account for differences between the current and new market demographic data and to estimate probabilities of enrollment in the new market. A statistical model is learned to predict risk in the new market using the transformed distribution and the estimated probabilities. The statistical model is used to determine risk of entering the new market.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Shilpa Mahatma, Aleksandra Mojsilovic, Karthikeyan Natesan Ramamurthy, Kush R. Varshney, Dennis Wei, Gigi Yuen-Reed
  • Patent number: 9470668
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and systems for calculating a food additive. A first method includes identifying chemical compounds of an averse food ingredient, identifying chemical compounds of a flavorful food ingredient and calculating a set of chemical compounds for the food additive such that an olfactory perception of a mixture of the averse food ingredient, the flavorful food ingredient and the food additive is the same as an olfactory perception of only the flavorful food ingredient. A first device includes a database storing information identifying chemical compounds of an averse food ingredient and identifying chemical compounds of a flavorful food ingredient, and a processor for calculating a food additive such that an olfactory perception of flavors of a mixture of the averse food ingredient, the flavorful food ingredient and the food additive is the same as an olfactory perception of only the flavorful food ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kush R. Varshney, Lav R. Varshney
  • Publication number: 20160262437
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and systems for calculating a food additive. A first method includes identifying chemical compounds of an averse food ingredient, identifying chemical compounds of a flavorful food ingredient and calculating a set of chemical compounds for the food additive such that an olfactory perception of a mixture of the averse food ingredient, the flavorful food ingredient and the food additive is the same as an olfactory perception of only the flavorful food ingredient. A first device includes a database storing information identifying chemical compounds of an averse food ingredient and identifying chemical compounds of a flavorful food ingredient, and a processor for calculating a food additive such that an olfactory perception of flavors of a mixture of the averse food ingredient, the flavorful food ingredient and the food additive is the same as an olfactory perception of only the flavorful food ingredient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Kush R. Varshney, Lav R. Varshney
  • Patent number: 9417221
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and systems for calculating a food additive. A first method includes identifying chemical compounds of an averse food ingredient, identifying chemical compounds of a flavorful food ingredient and calculating a set of chemical compounds for the food additive such that an olfactory perception of a mixture of the averse food ingredient, the flavorful food ingredient and the food additive is the same as an olfactory perception of only the flavorful food ingredient. A first device includes a database storing information identifying chemical compounds of an averse food ingredient and identifying chemical compounds of a flavorful food ingredient, and a processor for calculating a food additive such that an olfactory perception of flavors of a mixture of the averse food ingredient, the flavorful food ingredient and the food additive is the same as an olfactory perception of only the flavorful food ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kush R. Varshney, Lav R. Varshney
  • Patent number: 9406021
    Abstract: A method provides a random walk model with heterogeneous graphs to leverage multiple source data and accomplish prediction tasks. The system and method components include: 1) A heterogeneous graph formulation including heterogeneous instances of abstract objects as graph nodes and multiple relations as edges connecting those nodes. The different types of relations, such as client-vendor relation and client-product relation, are often quantified as the weights of edges connecting those entities; 2) To accomplish prediction tasks with such information, launching a multi-stage random walk model over the heterogeneous graph. The random walk within a subgraph with homogenous nodes usually produces the relevance between entities of the same type. The random walk across different type of nodes provides the prediction of decisions, such as a client purchasing a product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Aleksandra Mojsilovic, Kush R. Varshney, Jun Wang