Patents by Inventor Leigh Anne H. Clevenger

Leigh Anne H. Clevenger 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: 10276053
    Abstract: Techniques for motivating a user during a workout using different coaching styles are provided. In one aspect, a method for motivational coaching of a user during workout sessions includes the steps of: selecting a coaching style for the user based on input from the user and from coaching styles used for at least one other user; determining, during a workout session, whether the coaching style should be changed to enhance performance of the user based on data obtained from the user via a mobile device worn by the user; changing the coaching style if it is determined that the coaching style should be changed to enhance performance of the user; continuing with a current coaching style if it is determined that the coaching style should not be changed; and providing feedback to the user during the workout session based on the coaching style.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin D. Briggs, Lawrence A. Clevenger, Leigh Anne H. Clevenger, Jonathan H. Connell, II, Nalini K. Ratha, Michael Rizzolo
  • Patent number: 10276190
    Abstract: Monitoring and analysis of a user's speech to detect symptoms of a mental health disorder by continuously monitoring a user's speech in real-time to generate audio data based, transcribing the audio data to text and analyzing the text of the audio data to determine a sentiment of the audio data is disclosed. A trained machine learning model may be applied to correlate the text and the determined sentiment to clinical information associated with symptoms of a mental health disorder to determine whether the symptoms are a symptom event. The initial determination may be transmitted to a second device to determine (and/or verify) whether or not the symptom event was falsely recognized. The trained machine learning model may be updated based on a response from the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Maryam Ashoori, Benjamin D. Briggs, Lawrence A. Clevenger, Leigh Anne H. Clevenger
  • Publication number: 20190122574
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, a computer program product, and an incremental learning system are provided for language learning and speech enhancement. The method includes transforming acoustic utterances uttered by an individual into textual representations thereof, by a voice-to-language processor configured to perform speech recognition. The method further includes accelerating speech development in the individual, by an incremental learning system that includes the voice-to-language processor and that processes the acoustic utterances using natural language processing and analytics to determine and incrementally provide new material to the individual for learning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Mahmoud Amin, Zhenxing Bi, Lawrence A. Clevenger, Leigh Anne H. Clevenger, Christopher J. Penny, Krishna R. Tunga, Loma Vaishnav
  • Publication number: 20190114671
    Abstract: Three-dimensional positional spatial olfaction for virtual marketing associates a product with a product location within a virtual reality environment and identifies a product aroma associated with the product. A distance and a direction from the product location to a positional presence of a participant within the virtual reality environment is determined, and the product aroma is delivered to the participant in accordance with the distance and the direction. Delivery of the product aroma to the participant in accordance with the distance and the direction is used to lead the participant through the virtual reality environment to the product location where an interface for obtaining a physical copy of the product is displayed to the participant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Benjamin D. BRIGGS, Lawrence A. CLEVENGER, Leigh Anne H. CLEVENGER, Christoper J. PENNY, Michael RIZZOLO, Aldis SIPOLINS
  • Patent number: 10229910
    Abstract: A method for forming a semiconductor device includes blocking a first region of a wafer and forming a plurality of fins in a second region of the wafer. A protective conformal mask layer is deposited over the plurality of fins in the second region, the second region is blocked, and a plurality of fins are formed in the first region of the wafer using a variety of wet and/or dry etching procedures. The protective conformal mask layer protects the plurality of fins in the second region from the variety of wet and/or dry etching procedures that are used to form the plurality of fins in the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Isabel C. Chu, Lawrence A. Clevenger, Leigh Anne H. Clevenger, Mona A. Ebrish, Gauri Karve, Fee Li Lie, Deepika Priyadarshini, Nicole A. Saulnier, Indira P. Seshadri
  • Patent number: 10195901
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for alerting drivers of hazardous driving conditions using the sensing capabilities of wearable mobile technology. In one aspect, a method for alerting drivers of hazardous driving conditions includes the steps of: collecting real-time data from a driver of a vehicle, wherein the data is collected via a mobile device worn by the driver; determining whether the real-time data indicates that a hazardous driving condition exists; providing feedback to the driver if the real-time data indicates that a hazardous driving condition exists, and continuing to collect data from the driver in real-time if the real-time data indicates that a hazardous driving condition does not exist. The real-time data may also be collected and used to learn characteristics of the driver. These characteristics can be compared with the data being collected to help determine, in real-time, whether the driving behavior is normal and whether a hazardous driving condition exists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin D. Briggs, Lawrence A. Clevenger, Leigh Anne H. Clevenger, Jonathan H. Connell, II, Nalini K. Ratha, Michael Rizzolo
  • Publication number: 20180368757
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a computer-implemented method for generating a sleep optimization plan. A non-limiting example of the computer-implemented method includes receiving, by a processor, genetic data for a user. The method also includes receiving, by the processor, Internet of Things (IoT) device data for the user. The method also includes generating, by the processor, a sleep duration measurement for the user based at last in part upon the IoT device data. The method also includes generating, by the processor, a sleep optimization plan for the user based at least in part upon the genetic data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Mahmoud AMIN, Zhenxing BI, Lawrence A. CLEVENGER, Leigh Anne H. CLEVENGER, Krishna R. TUNGA
  • Publication number: 20180368756
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a computer-implemented method for generating a sleep optimization plan. A non-limiting example of the computer-implemented method includes receiving, by a processor, genetic data for a user. The method also includes receiving, by the processor, Internet of Things (IoT) device data for the user. The method also includes generating, by the processor, a sleep duration measurement for the user based at last in part upon the IoT device data. The method also includes generating, by the processor, a sleep optimization plan for the user based at least in part upon the genetic data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: MAHMOUD AMIN, ZHENXING BI, LAWRENCE A. CLEVENGER, LEIGH ANNE H. CLEVENGER, KRISHNA R. TUNGA
  • Publication number: 20180366141
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a computer program product for generating a personality shift determination. The computer program product can include a computer readable storage medium having program instructions embodied therewith, wherein the instructions are executable by a processor to cause the processor to perform a method. The method can include receiving a real-time audio input. The method can also include generating a real-time personality trait identification. The method can also include generating a current trait classification for the real-time personality trait identification. The method can also include comparing the current trait classification to a historic rate classification. The method can also include generating a personality shift determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Maryam ASHOORI, Benjamin D. BRIGGS, Lawrence A. CLEVENGER, Leigh Anne H. CLEVENGER, Michael RIZZOLO
  • Publication number: 20180366144
    Abstract: Monitoring and analysis of a user's speech to detect symptoms of a mental health disorder by continuously monitoring a user's speech in real-time to generate audio data based, transcribing the audio data to text and analyzing the text of the audio data to determine a sentiment of the audio data is disclosed. A trained machine learning model may be applied to correlate the text and the determined sentiment to clinical information associated with symptoms of a mental health disorder to determine whether the symptoms are a symptom event. The initial determination may be transmitted to a second device to determine (and/or verify) whether or not the symptom event was falsely recognized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Maryam Ashoori, Benjamin D. Briggs, Lawrence A. Clevenger, Leigh Anne H. Clevenger
  • Publication number: 20180366142
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a computer program product for generating a personality shift determination. The computer program product can include a computer readable storage medium having program instructions embodied therewith, wherein the instructions are executable by a processor to cause the processor to perform a method. The method can include receiving a real-time audio input. The method can also include generating a real-time personality trait identification. The method can also include generating a current trait classification for the real-time personality trait identification. The method can also include comparing the current trait classification to a historic rate classification. The method can also include generating a personality shift determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Maryam ASHOORI, Benjamin D. BRIGGS, Lawrence A. CLEVENGER, Leigh Anne H. CLEVENGER, Michael RIZZOLO
  • Publication number: 20180366143
    Abstract: Monitoring and analysis of a user's speech to detect symptoms of a mental health disorder by continuously monitoring a user's speech in real-time to generate audio data based, transcribing the audio data to text and analyzing the text of the audio data to determine a sentiment of the audio data is disclosed. A trained machine learning model may be applied to correlate the text and the determined sentiment to clinical information associated with symptoms of a mental health disorder to determine whether the symptoms are a symptom event. The initial determination may be transmitted to a second device to determine (and/or verify) whether or not the symptom event was falsely recognized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Maryam Ashoori, Benjamin D. Briggs, Lawrence A. Clevenger, Leigh Anne H. Clevenger
  • Publication number: 20180351596
    Abstract: A system for a touch screen interface that includes a coating including a plurality of a touch activated microchips; and a projector for projecting a light image onto the coating that is applied to a touch screen substrate. The system also includes an image calibrator that calibrates touch activated microchips in the coating to features of the light image projected onto the coating. The system further includes a receiver for receiving signal from the touch activated microchips when said feature of the light image is activated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Maryam Ashoori, Benjamin D. Briggs, Justin A. Canaperi, Lawrence A. Clevenger, Leigh Anne H. Clevenger, Michael Rizzolo, Spyridon Skordas
  • Publication number: 20180349220
    Abstract: Methods and systems for printing accurate three-dimensional structures include printing a three-dimensional structure according to an original three-dimensional model. The original three-dimensional model is adjusted to reduce measured differences between the printed three-dimensional structure and the original three-dimensional model. A three-dimensional structure is printed according to the adjusted three-dimensional model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Benjamin D. Briggs, Lawrence A. Clevenger, Leigh Anne H. Clevenger, Christopher J. Penny, Michael Rizzolo, Aldis G. Sipolins
  • Publication number: 20180315094
    Abstract: A computer implemented method and system for identifying advertisements targeted to individuals based on analysis of audio recordings. The method includes recording audio input from at least one media transmission, analyzing the recorded media audio to identify content of the at least one media transmission, recording audio input from at least one individual, analyzing the recorded individual audio to classify the at least one individual into at least one segment, analyzing the recorded individual audio to identify at least one sentiment related to the identified media content, analyzing the at least one sentiment in context with the identified media content and identifying at least one advertisement targeted to the at least one segment based on the contextual analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Maryam Ashoori, Benjamin D. Briggs, Lawrence A. Clevenger, Leigh Anne H. Clevenger, Michael Rizzolo
  • Publication number: 20180315093
    Abstract: A computer implemented method and system for identifying advertisements targeted to individuals based on analysis of audio recordings. The method includes recording audio input from at least one media transmission, analyzing the recorded media audio to identify content of the at least one media transmission, recording audio input from at least one individual, analyzing the recorded individual audio to classify the at least one individual into at least one segment, analyzing the recorded individual audio to identify at least one sentiment related to the identified media content, analyzing the at least one sentiment in context with the identified media content and identifying at least one advertisement targeted to the at least one segment based on the contextual analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Maryam Ashoori, Benjamin D. Briggs, Lawrence A. Clevenger, Leigh Anne H. Clevenger, Michael Rizzolo
  • Publication number: 20180247443
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to computer-implemented methods, computer systems, and computer program products for customizing a virtual reality avatar. The method includes receiving inputs from an electromyography sensor. The inputs from the electromyography sensor include inputs derived from the activity or inactivity of facial muscles. In some embodiments, the electromyography sensor is integrated into a head mounted display to be in contact with a user's facial muscles. The inputs from the electromyography sensor are translated into data that represents sensed facial expressions. The facial features of the user's virtual reality avatar are modified based at least in part on the data that represents sensed facial expressions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Benjamin D. Briggs, Lawrence A. Clevenger, Leigh Anne H. Clevenger, Christopher J. Penny, Michael Rizzolo, Aldis G. Sipolins
  • Patent number: 10046601
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for alerting drivers of hazardous driving conditions using the sensing capabilities of wearable mobile technology. In one aspect, a method for alerting drivers of hazardous driving conditions includes the steps of: collecting real-time data from a driver of a vehicle, wherein the data is collected via a mobile device worn by the driver; determining whether the real-time data indicates that a hazardous driving condition exists; providing feedback to the driver if the real-time data indicates that a hazardous driving condition exists, and continuing to collect data from the driver in real-time if the real-time data indicates that a hazardous driving condition does not exist. The real-time data may also be collected and used to learn characteristics of the driver. These characteristics can be compared with the data being collected to help determine, in real-time, whether the driving behavior is normal and whether a hazardous driving condition exists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin D. Briggs, Lawrence A. Clevenger, Leigh Anne H. Clevenger, Jonathan H. Connell, II, Nalini K. Ratha, Michael Rizzolo
  • Patent number: 10046698
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for alerting drivers of hazardous driving conditions using the sensing capabilities of wearable mobile technology. In one aspect, a method for alerting drivers of hazardous driving conditions includes the steps of: collecting real-time data from a driver of a vehicle, wherein the data is collected via a mobile device worn by the driver; determining whether the real-time data indicates that a hazardous driving condition exists; providing feedback to the driver if the real-time data indicates that a hazardous driving condition exists, and continuing to collect data from the driver in real-time if the real-time data indicates that a hazardous driving condition does not exist. The real-time data may also be collected and used to learn characteristics of the driver. These characteristics can be compared with the data being collected to help determine, in real-time, whether the driving behavior is normal and whether a hazardous driving condition exists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin D. Briggs, Lawrence A. Clevenger, Leigh Anne H. Clevenger, Jonathan H. Connell, II, Nalini K. Ratha, Michael Rizzolo
  • Patent number: 10045096
    Abstract: Techniques for modifying user behavior and screening for impairment using a mobile feedback controller, such as a smartwatch, are provided. In one aspect, a method for monitoring a user includes the steps of: collecting real-time data from the user, wherein the data is collected via a mobile feedback controller worn by the user; determining whether the data collected from the user indicates impairment; determining appropriate corrective actions to be taken if the data collected from the user indicates impairment, otherwise continuing to collect data from the user in real-time; determining whether any action is needed; and undertaking the appropriate corrective actions if action is needed, otherwise continuing to collect data from the user in real-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin D. Briggs, Lawrence A. Clevenger, Leigh Anne H. Clevenger, Jonathan H. Connell, II, Nalini K. Ratha, Michael Rizzolo