Patents by Inventor Lawrence O'Gorman

Lawrence O'Gorman 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: 10417486
    Abstract: A driver behavior monitoring system includes: a video camera; an image processing system; and a driver alert system. The video camera records the driver's behavior, and the image processing system analyzes the recorded video content to recognize and classify the driver's behavior as at least one of: (i) distracted behavior; and (ii) accident behavior. Based on the recognition and classification, the driver alert system may perform various operations such as alerting the driver, alerting the authorities, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Yansong Ren, Lawrence O'Gorman, Thomas L. Wood
  • Publication number: 20190152252
    Abstract: Micro-structures are formed within multilayer laminate security documents by embossing and/or debossing one or more thermoplastic layers prior to lamination of the layers. The embossed and/or debossed structures are arranged and/or formed in a way that creates a number of different security features, including a watermark formed by a relief micro-structure pattern on an opaque film (layer), a multi-color optically variable device, a 3-dimensional feature over kinegram/metallic ink and/or embossment/debossment over printed surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Thivaharan Thurailingam, David Cruikshank, Laurence Suzzarini, Lawrence O'Gorman, Sean Connelly
  • Patent number: 10244010
    Abstract: In at least some example embodiments, a data processing apparatus is configured to recover a network connection within an application framework that hides sockets by separating acquisition and processing into different threads of the same process, and, thus, when the processing thread is unable to retrieve a frame from the acquisition thread, the data processing device may terminate the acquisition thread with impunity since all important application state may safely remain within the processing thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: NOKIA OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Roger Levy, Lawrence O'Gorman, Xiaoyang Wang
  • Patent number: 10212587
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for authenticating a user based on the geo-location history of a geo-location-enabled wireless device (e.g., a GPS-enabled wireless telecommunications terminal, a smart card, an RFID tag, etc.). In a first illustrative embodiment, a user of a geo-location-enabled wireless telecommunications terminal (e.g., a GPS-enabled cell phone, a GPS-enabled notebook computer, etc.) who attempts to access a restricted resource is challenged with one or more questions that are generated from the terminal's geo-location history. In a second illustrative embodiment, a user of a data-processing system who attempts to access a restricted resource is asked to provide a username Z. The user is then challenged with one or more questions that are generated from the geo-location history of a wireless device that is associated with username Z (e.g., a cell phone that belongs to the user whose username is Z, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Louis Bentley, George William Erhart, Lawrence O'Gorman, Michael J. Sammon, David Joseph Skiba
  • Publication number: 20180247219
    Abstract: In at least some example embodiments, a learning apparatus may include a processor configured to capture one or more parallel samples of a feature at a regular interval, selectively perform accelerated learning of a trend based on a number of the one or more parallel samples, and analyze a latest parallel sample of the one or more parallel samples based on the trend, where the accelerated learning may include capturing augmented samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Lawrence O'GORMAN, Roger LEVY, Xiaoyang WANG
  • Publication number: 20180234468
    Abstract: In at least some example embodiments, a data processing apparatus is configured to recover a network connection within an application framework that hides sockets by separating acquisition and processing into different threads of the same process, and, thus, when the processing thread is unable to retrieve a frame from the acquisition thread, the data processing device may terminate the acquisition thread with impunity since all important application state may safely remain within the processing thread.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Roger LEVY, Lawrence O'Gorman, Xiaoyang Wang
  • Publication number: 20180096587
    Abstract: A server receives signals indicating an alert condition for a location that is defined by a set of location attributes and identifies one or more base stations that serve one or more cells that overlap with the location, which encompasses less than all of the cells. The server transmits a message to the one or more base stations identifying the alert condition and including the set of location attributes. A user equipment receives the message identifying the alert condition and including the set of location attributes that define the location of the alert condition. The user equipment compares a location of the user equipment to the set of location attributes and generates an alert in response to the location of the user equipment being within the location of the alert condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Bilgehan Erman, Qi Liao, Lawrence O'Gorman, Simon Yiu
  • Patent number: 9930119
    Abstract: An illustrative example surveillance system designed according to an embodiment of this invention includes a plurality of cells that respectively include a surveillance network including at least one detector that is configured to detect at least one type of subject. The cells have respective detection areas within which a subject may be detected by the at least one detector of that cell. A controller of the cell determines information regarding tracking of a detected subject that is in that cell. The controller hands off tracking of the subject to a second one of the cells based upon an indication that the tracked subject is moving toward the detection area of the second one of the cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Adiseshu Hari, Lawrence O'Gorman
  • Patent number: 9818203
    Abstract: An apparatus for monitoring movement of objects of interest in an area includes an activity map generation circuit and a unified activity map generation circuit. The activity map generation circuit is configured to: generate a plurality of activity maps based on video content from a plurality of cameras, each of the plurality of activity maps being indicative of relative activity of the objects of interest over time within a field of view of a camera among the plurality of cameras, and each of the plurality of cameras having a different corresponding field of view in the area; and standardize the plurality of activity maps with regard to a single common point of view. The unified spatial activity map generation circuit is configured to combine the plurality of standardized activity maps into a unified activity map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence O'Gorman, Dorel Livescu
  • Patent number: 9590985
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed for determining authentication frequency (i.e., the length of time between authenticating and re-authenticating a user) and challenge type (e.g., username/password, fingerprint recognition, voice recognition, etc.) based on what software applications a user is running on a data-processing system, and how those applications are being used (e.g., what functions are used, what data is input to or output by the application, how often and for how long applications are used, what input devices and output devices are used, etc.) Advantageously, the illustrative embodiment enables authentication frequency and challenge type to be adjusted based on the likelihood of malicious activity and/or the potential cost of malicious activity, as inferred from current and past application usage. In addition, the illustrative embodiment enables selection of an authentication challenge type that is less intrusive to a user based on current application usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Louis Bentley, George William Erhart, Lawrence O'Gorman, Michael J. Sammon, David Joseph Skiba
  • Patent number: 9262609
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed for determining authentication frequency (i.e., the length of time between authenticating and re-authenticating a user) and challenge type (e.g., username/password, fingerprint recognition, voice recognition, etc.) based on one or more environmental properties (e.g., ambient noise level, ambient luminosity, temperature, etc.), or one or more physiological properties of a user (e.g., heart rate, blood pressure, etc.), or both. Advantageously, the illustrative embodiment enables authentication frequency and challenge type to be adjusted based on the likelihood of malicious activity, as inferred from these properties. In addition, the illustrative embodiment enables the authentication challenge type to be tailored to particular environmental conditions (e.g., noisy environments, dark environments, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Louis Bentley, George William Erhart, Lawrence O'Gorman, Michael J. Sammon, David Joseph Skiba
  • Patent number: 9256955
    Abstract: A system and method processes visual information including at least one object in motion. The visual information is processed by locating at least one spatial edge of the object, generating a plurality of spatio-temporal gradients for the at least one spatial edge over N frames, and then generating motion blur images from the spatio-temporal gradients. A regression analysis is performed on the motion blur images to determine direction of motion information of the object, and scene activity vectors are then generated for the N frames based on the direction of motion information. An event is detected in the visual information based on the scene activity vectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Lawrence O'Gorman, Tin K. Ho, Yafeng Yin
  • Publication number: 20150381940
    Abstract: An illustrative example surveillance system designed according to an embodiment of this invention includes a plurality of cells that respectively include a surveillance network including at least one detector that is configured to detect at least one type of subject. The cells have respective detection areas within which a subject may be detected by the at least one detector of that cell. A controller of the cell determines information regarding tracking of a detected subject that is in that cell. The controller hands off tracking of the subject to a second one of the cells based upon an indication that the tracked subject is moving toward the detection area of the second one of the cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Adiseshu Hari, Lawrence O'Gorman
  • Publication number: 20150287214
    Abstract: An apparatus for monitoring movement of objects of interest in an area includes an activity map generation circuit and a unified activity map generation circuit. The activity map generation circuit is configured to: generate a plurality of activity maps based on video content from a plurality of cameras, each of the plurality of activity maps being indicative of relative activity of the objects of interest over time within a field of view of a camera among the plurality of cameras, and each of the plurality of cameras having a different corresponding field of view in the area; and standardize the plurality of activity maps with regard to a single common point of view. The unified spatial activity map generation circuit is configured to combine the plurality of standardized activity maps into a unified activity map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: ALCATEL-LUCENT USA INC.
    Inventors: Lawrence O'GORMAN, Dorel LIVESCU
  • Publication number: 20150235379
    Abstract: A system and method processes visual information including at least one object in motion. The visual information is processed by locating at least one spatial edge of the object, generating a plurality of spatio-temporal gradients for the at least one spatial edge over N frames, and then generating motion blur images from the spatio-temporal gradients. A regression analysis is performed on the motion blur images to determine direction of motion information of the object, and scene activity vectors are then generated for the N frames based on the direction of motion information. An event is detected in the visual information based on the scene activity vectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Lawrence O'Gorman, Tin K. Ho, Yafeng Yin
  • Publication number: 20150237047
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed for determining authentication frequency (i.e., the length of time between authenticating and re-authenticating a user) and challenge type (e.g., username/password, fingerprint recognition, voice recognition, etc.) based on what software applications a user is running on a data-processing system, and how those applications are being used (e.g., what functions are used, what data is input to or output by the application, how often and for how long applications are used, what input devices and output devices are used, etc.) Advantageously, the illustrative embodiment enables authentication frequency and challenge type to be adjusted based on the likelihood of malicious activity and/or the potential cost of malicious activity, as inferred from current and past application usage. In addition, the illustrative embodiment enables selection of an authentication challenge type that is less intrusive to a user based on current application usage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Jon Louis BENTLEY, George William ERHART, Lawrence O'GORMAN, Michael J. SAMMON, David Joseph SKIBA
  • Publication number: 20150230086
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for authenticating a user based on the geo-location history of a geo-location-enabled wireless device (e.g., a GPS-enabled wireless telecommunications terminal, a smart card, an RFID tag, etc.). In a first illustrative embodiment, a user of a geo-location-enabled wireless telecommunications terminal (e.g., a GPS-enabled cell phone, a GPS-enabled notebook computer, etc.) who attempts to access a restricted resource is challenged with one or more questions that are generated from the terminal's geo-location history. In a second illustrative embodiment, a user of a data-processing system who attempts to access a restricted resource is asked to provide a username Z. The user is then challenged with one or more questions that are generated from the geo-location history of a wireless device that is associated with username Z (e.g., a cell phone that belongs to the user whose username is Z, etc.).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventors: Jon Louis BENTLEY, George William Erhart, Lawrence O'Gorman, Michael J. SAMMON, David Joseph SKIBA
  • Publication number: 20150186714
    Abstract: A driver behavior monitoring system includes: a video camera; an image processing system; and a driver alert system. The video camera records the driver's behavior, and the image processing system analyzes the recorded video content to recognize and classify the driver's behavior as at least one of: (i) distracted behavior; and (ii) accident behavior. Based on the recognition and classification, the driver alert system may perform various operations such as alerting the driver, alerting the authorities, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Yansong REN, Lawrence O'GORMAN, Thomas L. WOOD
  • Publication number: 20150178486
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed for determining authentication frequency (i.e., the length of time between authenticating and re-authenticating a user) and challenge type (e.g., username/password, fingerprint recognition, voice recognition, etc.) based on one or more environmental properties (e.g., ambient noise level, ambient luminosity, temperature, etc.), or one or more physiological properties of a user (e.g., heart rate, blood pressure, etc.), or both. Advantageously, the illustrative embodiment enables authentication frequency and challenge type to be adjusted based on the likelihood of malicious activity, as inferred from these properties. In addition, the illustrative embodiment enables the authentication challenge type to be tailored to particular environmental conditions (e.g., noisy environments, dark environments, etc.).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Jon Louis BENTLEY, George William ERHART, Lawrence O'Gorman, Michael J. Sammon, David Joseph SKIBA
  • Patent number: 9027119
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed for determining authentication frequency (i.e., the length of time between authenticating and re-authenticating a user) and challenge type (e.g., username/password, fingerprint recognition, voice recognition, etc.) based on what software applications a user is running on a data-processing system, and how those applications are being used (e.g., what functions are used, what data is input to or output by the application, how often and for how long applications are used, what input devices and output devices are used, etc.) Advantageously, the illustrative embodiment enables authentication frequency and challenge type to be adjusted based on the likelihood of malicious activity and/or the potential cost of malicious activity, as inferred from current and past application usage. In addition, the illustrative embodiment enables selection of an authentication challenge type that is less intrusive to a user based on current application usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Louis Bentley, George William Erhart, Lawrence O'Gorman, Michael J. Sammon, David Joseph Skiba