Patents by Inventor Liam Harpur

Liam Harpur 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: 10318276
    Abstract: A data patch for a program already installed in an interactive display computer system is received over a network and stored. There is also received a first set of parameters for controlling the installation of the patch. At the computer, a second set of parameters for controlling optimum installation time periods is predetermined wherein the data patch may be installed. The first and second sets of parameters are correlated to determine a set of optimum time periods during which the data patch may be installed, and this set of time periods are displayed so that a user may interactively select an optimum time period for installation of the data patch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Judith Helen Bank, Liam Harpur, Ruthie D. Lyle, Patrick Joseph O'Sullivan, Lin Sun
  • Patent number: 10305977
    Abstract: Technical solutions are described automatically filtering user images being uploaded to a social network. An example computer-implemented method includes detecting an image file, which contains an image of a user, being uploaded to the social network server. The method further includes determining compliance of the image file with a predetermined profile associated with the user. The method further includes, in response to the image failing to comply with the predetermined profile, modifying the image file to generate a modified image file, and uploading the modified image file to the social network server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Al Chakra, Jonathan Dunne, Liam Harpur, Asima Silva
  • Patent number: 10297093
    Abstract: Monitoring and authorizing collection of printed media. A print task is received. A unique electromagnetic (EM) signature is generated for the received print task. Files for the print task are printed including the EM signature. Communication information is received including information exchanged between a radio frequency identification (RFID) badge associated with a user requesting access to a common printing area and a RFID reader associated with the common printing area, and information by an electromagnetic detector of a computer from the EM signature. Based on the first and second set of received communication information, an attempted collection of the printed media by the print task owner is determined. If the attempted collection is not made by the print task owner, a notification is transmitted to a computer associated with the print task owner indicating an unauthorized attempted collection of the printed media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Liam Harpur, Erik Katzen, Sumit Patel, John Rice
  • Patent number: 10282599
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a method, system and computer program product for video sentiment analysis in video messaging. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for video sentiment analysis in video messaging includes receiving different video contributions to a thread in a social system executing in memory of a computer and sensing from a plurality of the video contributions a contributor sentiment. Thereafter, a sentiment value for the different video contributions is computed and a sentiment value for a selected one of the video contributions is displayed in a user interface to the thread for an end user contributing a new video contribution to the thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Liam Harpur, Erik H. Katzen, Sumit Patel, John Rice
  • Patent number: 10277459
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and computer-readable media for generating and presenting, to an end user, user guidance data for achieving a desired end-state device or application configuration. End-state configuration source data may be provided to an application component. The application component may determine a desired end-state configuration from the source data, and may further determine a navigation path for transitioning from a current configuration state to the desired end-state configuration. The application component may then generate user guidance data to guide the user through the navigation path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Al Chakra, Liam Harpur, Sumit Patel
  • Publication number: 20190124036
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for blinder avoidance in social networking interactions includes executing a social networking data processing system in memory of a host computing system to provide a social networking service to different users in a social network. The method also includes defining in memory of the host computing system a user interface interaction for a user interface of the social networking service, and a corresponding user interface change in connection with a presentation of a status update for a user in different streams of other users of the social networking service. In response to detecting the user interface interaction with respect to a stream of status updates presented to one of the other users, the corresponding user interface change is performed in the user interface in connection with the presentation of the status update for the user in the stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Paul Bastide, Liam Harpur, Robert E. Loredo
  • Publication number: 20190121805
    Abstract: Different data-sets for functionality to be synchronized across users can be identified by many variable including social networks the user is participating in, by identified interests of the user, by the physical location of the device being synchronized, by one or more applications being used on the device, by the season, by a social event being attended by a user, and by a wireless network being accessed at that time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Judith H. Bank, Liam Harpur, Ruthie D. Lyle, Patrick J. O'Sullivan, Lin Sun
  • Patent number: 10268682
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for adjusting text in a message to sustain the recipient's interest in the message. Upon identifying the recipients to receive a message, information, including interests and/or personality traits, regarding the identified recipients is retrieved. Upon obtaining the recipient's interests and/or personality traits, a linguistic engine is utilized to generate words and phrases (e.g., speed, parking, license, toll) associated with the recipient's interest and/or personality trait (e.g., interest in cars). The words and ordering of the words in the message are then changed to include words and phrases associated with the interest and/or personality trait of the recipient. In this manner, the author is able to compose a message that sustains the recipient's interest in the message by modifying the message to include language directed to the recipient's interests (e.g., traveling, collecting baseball cards) and/or personality traits (e.g., hates loud music).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Al Chakra, Liam Harpur, John Rice
  • Publication number: 20190109811
    Abstract: Reducing a negative social interaction includes receiving a response to a post from a user, the response includes content to be posted on an activity stream of a social network, analyzing the content of the response to determine a negative response risk to the post, analyzing a profile of the user to determine a tendency of the user to respond negatively in responses, and executing, based on the negative response risk and the tendency, an action for the response to reduce negative responses directed towards the post.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Liam Harpur, Philip Mullins, Eric Woods
  • Patent number: 10257139
    Abstract: A technique for using a reference to identify permissions required to access a resource. One or more processors detect a reference in an electronic communication. The reference points to a resource stored in storage of a data processing system. The one or more processors identify a set of permissions required to access the resource pointed to by the reference in the electronic communication. The one or more processors then perform a set of access-oriented actions associated with the set of permissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Judith H. Bank, Liam Harpur, Ruthie D. Lyle, Patrick J. O'Sullivan, Lin Sun
  • Patent number: 10257032
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and computer-readable media for generating and presenting, to an end user, user guidance data for achieving a desired end-state device or application configuration. End-state configuration source data may be provided to an application component. The application component may determine a desired end-state configuration from the source data, and may further determine a navigation path for transitioning from a current configuration state to the desired end-state configuration. The application component may then generate user guidance data to guide the user through the navigation path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Al Chakra, Liam Harpur, Sumit Patel
  • Publication number: 20190104414
    Abstract: Systems and methods for securing access to a mobile device are disclosed. A method includes: transmitting, by a computer device, a tone to a surface of an object; detecting, by the computer device, a frequency response from the object based on the transmitted tone; determining, by the computer device, that the detected frequency response from the surface of the object conforms to a stored frequency response; and unlocking, by the computer device, the computer device based on the determining.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Lisa M.W. Bradley, Jonathan Dunne, Liam Harpur, Asima Silva
  • Patent number: 10241999
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for adjusting text in a message to sustain the recipient's interest in the message. Upon identifying the recipients to receive a message, information, including interests and/or personality traits, regarding the identified recipients is retrieved. Upon obtaining the recipient's interests and/or personality traits, a linguistic engine is utilized to generate words and phrases (e.g., speed, parking, license, toll) associated with the recipient's interest and/or personality trait (e.g., interest in cars). The words and ordering of the words in the message are then changed to include words and phrases associated with the interest and/or personality trait of the recipient. In this manner, the author is able to compose a message that sustains the recipient's interest in the message by modifying the message to include language directed to the recipient's interests (e.g., traveling, collecting baseball cards) and/or personality traits (e.g., hates loud music).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Al Chakra, Liam Harpur, John Rice
  • Publication number: 20190075070
    Abstract: Functionality can be implemented in email applications to allow sent messages to be updated, even if the sent messages have been read. When a request to update a sent message is received, a message update unit can update information in the message according to the notification. The message update unit can notify a recipient that the message was updated, and can indicate changed information in the sent message. The message update unit can also determine if the sent message has been forwarded, and forward the update notification to other recipients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Colm Farrell, Liam Harpur, Patrick Joseph O'Sullivan, Fred Raguillat, Hema Srikanth
  • Publication number: 20190073400
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, computer program product, and computing system is provided for providing contextual information associated with a post in an activity stream. In an implementation, a method may include determining a need for contextual information relative to a post within an activity stream. The method may also include searching one or more contextual information sources relative to at least a portion of the post within the activity stream. The method may further include associating contextual information with the post within the activity stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Al Chakra, Liam Harpur, John Rice
  • Patent number: 10223756
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided for controlling the content of an electronic message on an electronic messaging system including a plurality of communities that facilitates the tailoring of the content of a posted electronic message to the interests and/or access privileges of such communities. An electronic lexicon is provided for each community, the lexicon defining content relevant to the community. The electronic message is interpreted for disclosure to a particular community to identify content in the message relating to content in the electronic lexicon of the particular community. The electronic message is redacted based on the identified related content if the electronic message contains content in a form unsuitable for the disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Liam Harpur, Simon P. O'Doherty
  • Patent number: 10225346
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for managing an object related to a plurality of groups of users is disclosed. The method, system, and computer program product include utilizing identifiers of objects so that a requesting user can submit an object-request for access to the object utilizing a chosen identifier of the user. The method, system, and computer program product may work on a number of collaborative systems, file sharing mediums, or operating systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Al Chakra, Liam Harpur, John Rice
  • Patent number: 10223138
    Abstract: The present invention is a software installation assistance method and system to monitor the behavior of users and provide assistance during installation and configuration of software. A single user's behavior is compared with the behavior of a group of users and when an installation problem occurs as determined by the comparison, then technical assistance is proactively offered to the single user in the form of suggested resolution steps based on the behavior and interaction of other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Al Chakra, Liam Harpur, Sumit Patel
  • Patent number: 10225345
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for managing an object related to a plurality of groups of users is disclosed. The method, system, and computer program product include utilizing identifiers of objects so that a requesting user can submit an object-request for access to the object utilizing a chosen identifier of the user. The method, system, and computer program product may work on a number of collaborative systems, file sharing mediums, or operating systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Al Chakra, Liam Harpur, John Rice
  • Patent number: 10216789
    Abstract: Different data-sets for functionality to be synchronized across users can be identified by many variable including social networks the user is participating in, by identified interests of the user, by the physical location of the device being synchronized, by one or more applications being used on the device, by the season, by a social event being attended by a user, and by a wireless network being accessed at that time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Judith H Bank, Liam Harpur, Ruthie D Lyle, Patrick J O'Sullivan, Lin Sun