Patents by Inventor Maja Vukovic

Maja Vukovic 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).

  • Publication number: 20180072323
    Abstract: A method causes a self-driving vehicle (SDV) to warn passengers of an upcoming maneuver, and to explain why the SDV will be making the upcoming maneuver. One or more processors receive sensor readings that describe a condition of a roadway upon which a self-driving vehicle (SDV) is traveling. The processor(s) predict, based on the sensor readings, a maneuver to be taken at a future time by the SDV on the roadway. The processor(s) also provide an explanation for the maneuver to an occupant of the SDV, where the explanation describes the maneuver, and where the explanation explains why the SDV will be taking the maneuver in the future.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: MICHAEL S. GORDON, CLIFFORD A. PICKOVER, MAJA VUKOVIC
  • Publication number: 20180075759
    Abstract: A method for guiding an emergency vehicle to an emergency site includes receiving an emergency dispatch message including a location of an emergency. Present location information is received for an emergency vehicle. A route between the received present location and the received location of the emergency is calculated using area map data. Navigation guidance is provided to the emergency vehicle based on the calculated route. The calculated route and the present location information for the emergency vehicle are transmitted to an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The UAV is automatically piloted ahead of the emergency vehicle, along the calculated route, using the calculated route and present location transmitted thereto. A traffic alert is transmitted from the UAV to influence traffic flow ahead of the emergency vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: MINKYONG KIM, CLIFFORD A. PICKOVER, VALENTINA SALAPURA, MAJA VUKOVIC
  • Publication number: 20180070787
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for modifying a cleaning routine of a mobile cleaner scans the surface to collect debris data, the debris data including an amount and location of debris on the surface. A profile of the surface is updated with the collected debris data. A profile of the surface is analyzed to identify a debris region on the surface, the debris region including an amount of debris differs from a high threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S. Gordon, Clifford A. Pickover, Maja Vukovic
  • Publication number: 20180060944
    Abstract: A system for injecting and ejecting virtual connected buttons on an operating system (OS) interface includes one or more communications channels connecting a host to on-line product/service acquisition sites, information on a user's purchases from the acquisition sites, a virtual purchasing connected button (VPCB) for each product/service the user buys from an acquisition site that can be displayed on an interface of the OS of the host, and an online-purchasing system manager that triggers, based on that information, a deferring action of the display of the VPCB on the OS interface for one or more products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: THOMAS E. CHEFALAS, CLIFFORD A. PICKOVER, MAJA VUKOVIC, KOMMINIST SISAI WELDEMARIAM
  • Publication number: 20180061190
    Abstract: A system includes a wearer role identification device, a garment comprising a dynamically modifiable display, a hardware controller for adjusting the dynamically modifiable display, and a database storage device. The wearer role identification device identifies a role of a wearer of the garment wherein the role defines abilities of the wearer. The hardware controller adjusts an appearance of the dynamically modifiable display based on the role of the wearer changing from a first role to a second role. The database storage device contains a real-time role of the wearer of the garment, wherein the wearer role identification device retrieves the real-time role of the wearer of the garment as a real-time input to the hardware controller for adjusting the dynamically modifiable display, wherein the wearer of the garment holds multiple roles, and wherein the dynamically modifiable display presents visual images that simultaneously represent the multiple roles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Maryam Ashoori, James R. Kozloski, Clifford A. Pickover, Maja Vukovic
  • Publication number: 20180046609
    Abstract: Generating a user interface template is provided. A user context corresponding to an action request by a user to perform a task on a computer is determined. A set of user interface templates corresponding to the action request by the user and the user context is retrieved. Components of different user interface templates within the set of user interface templates are compared. Relevant components of the different user interface templates are combined based on the action request by the user and the user context. The user interface template corresponding to the action request by the user and the user context is generated based on the combined relevant components of the different user interface templates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Shivali Agarwal, Maja Vukovic, Frederick Y. Wu
  • Publication number: 20180046189
    Abstract: A method, system, and/or computer program product controls operations of a mobile audio input device. One or more processors detect a first location of a mobile audio input device. The processor(s) detect a second location of the user. The processor(s) then direct the mobile audio input device to autonomously move from the first location to the second location and, in response to the mobile audio input device reaching the second location, to activate the microphone on the mobile audio input device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: MINKYONG KIM, CLIFFORD A. PICKOVER, VALENTINA SALAPURA, MAJA VUKOVIC
  • Publication number: 20180046201
    Abstract: A system for continued navigation of unmanned aerial vehicles beyond restricted boundaries. The system comprises a monitoring device to track a geolocation corresponding to an unmanned aerial vehicle and to compare the geolocation corresponding to the unmanned aerial vehicle with a geolocation corresponding to a restricted boundary to determine a location of the unmanned aerial vehicle with respect to a restricted environment, and a route generator to generate an alternative navigation method to navigate the restricted environment when the unmanned aerial vehicle is located within a predetermined distance of the restricted environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas D. Erickson, Clifford A. Pickover, Maja Vukovic
  • Publication number: 20180039867
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides a method for finding missing persons by learning features for person attribute classification based on deep learning. A first component of a neural network identifies geographic locations of training images; and, a second component of the neural network identifies weather information for each of the identified geographic locations. A third component of the neural network generates image pairs from the training images. For each image pair of the image pairs, the third component of the neural network determines whether images of the image pair include the same person. The neural network generates neural network parameters with the identified geographic locations, the weather information for each of the identified geographic locations, and the determination of whether the images of the image pairs include the same person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yu Cheng, Rogerio S. Feris, Clifford A. Pickover, Maja Vukovic, Jing Wang
  • Patent number: 9886247
    Abstract: An application programming interface (API) exploration data structure is used in presenting an API composite to a first entity. A query associated with a topic is received from the first entity. A portion of the data structure is accessed. The accessed portion includes nodes that represent entities, nodes that represent APIs, and edges that represent relationships between nodes. A similarity score is calculated for each entity using a comparison to the first entity. Each similarity score is then compared to a threshold. A first network including each entity that has a similarity score above the threshold is generated. An API group including each API that has a relationship with the first network is generated. The API composite is identified based on the topic. As identified, the API composite includes an API of the related API group. The API composite is presented to the first entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jim A. Laredo, Sriram K. Rajagopal, Maja Vukovic
  • Patent number: 9886572
    Abstract: A method to create and store at least one challenge question transformation (CQT) is provided. The method may include receiving an access query to a user interface associated with a password-recovery challenge question. The method may also include associating the at least one stored CQT with the password-recovery challenge question. The method may further include retrieving the associated CQT from a storage repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Itzhack Goldberg, James R. Kozloski, Clifford A. Pickover, Maja Vukovic
  • Publication number: 20180028926
    Abstract: A pseudo-sentient doll override method, system, and non-transitory computer readable medium for a doll, include an interaction level determining circuit configured to determine an interaction level between a user and the doll and a reminder triggering circuit configured to trigger a reminder to the user that the doll is not sentient based on the interaction level associated with a set of rules
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Minkyong KIM, Clifford A. Pickover, Valentina Salpura, Maja Vukovic
  • Publication number: 20180028364
    Abstract: Ameliorative actions are taken using an unmanned aerial vehicle equipped with sensors and equipment for dispensing foam to form foam splints to immobilize a patient's limb. Operation of the unmanned aerial vehicle is controlled at a remote site or alternatively at the location of an injury. Injury assessment and the patient's affective and/or cognitive state may be facilitated through the analysis of data obtained by the sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas David Erickson, Clifford A. Pickover, Maja Vukovic, Komminist Weldemariam
  • Publication number: 20180025160
    Abstract: A method includes analyzing a given application to determine one or more packages utilized by the given application, the one or more packages comprising a plurality of libraries, identifying a subset of the plurality of libraries utilized by the given application, determining one or more dependent libraries for each of the identified libraries in the subset, generating a given container for the given application, the given container comprising the identified libraries in the subset and the dependent libraries for each of the identified libraries, performing risk analysis for the given container including comparing a risk value calculated for the given container to a designated risk threshold, simulating one or more actions in the given container responsive to the risk value calculated for the given container exceeding the designated risk threshold, and determining whether to accept or reject the given container responsive to the risk analysis and simulated actions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Jinho Hwang, Clifford A. Pickover, Maja Vukovic
  • Publication number: 20180009497
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides a method and system including a sensor on a vehicle and a processor connected to the sensor. The processor determines a probability of falling based on input from the sensor, whether the probability of falling exceeds a threshold, and a state of an operator of the vehicle. An actuator connected to the processor receives a signal from the processor when the probability of falling exceeds the threshold and when the state of the operator includes an impaired state. Stabilizer wheels are connected to the actuator, where the signal includes a command to deploy the stabilizer wheels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas D. Erickson, Minkyong Kim, Clifford A. Pickover, Maja Vukovic
  • Publication number: 20170369168
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle for scent analysis. The unmanned aerial vehicle includes a sensor array to sample ambient air in a location to detect an odor, a pattern recognition unit coupled to a database to identify the odor, wherein the odor is compared to identification information stored in the database, and a mapping unit to estimate an assessment value associated with the odor and to generate an instruction to one or more components of the unmanned aerial vehicle to perform a function when the assessment value exceeds a predetermined threshold value, wherein the function includes activating one or more feedback outputs on the unmanned aerial vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Jinho Hwang, Clifford A. Pickover, Maja Vukovic
  • Patent number: 9852646
    Abstract: Selecting an instructional video is provided. It is determined that a query is requesting information on how to perform a procedure. A set of instructional videos are accessed corresponding to the information on how to perform the procedure. Information regarding a user of a client device that submitted the query is retrieved from at least one of a set of databases and a set of monitoring devices located on the user via a network. Physiological changes are predicted in the user's current cognitive state based on the information regarding the user retrieved from the set of databases and the set of monitoring devices. An instructional video is selected in the set of instructional videos corresponding to the information on how to perform the procedure based on the user's current cognitive state indicated in the retrieved information regarding the user of the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James R. Kozloski, Clifford A. Pickover, Maja Vukovic
  • Publication number: 20170364528
    Abstract: A recycle bin management method, system, and non-transitory computer readable medium, include a cognitive detection circuit configured to detect a cognitive state and a cognitive characteristic of a user at a time when the user is performing a first deletion of a file to a recycle bin and a file tagging circuit configured to tag the file with a cognitive indicator based on the cognitive state and cognitive characteristic of the user, the cognitive indicator altering a visual display of the file in the recycle bin to indicate the cognitive state and the cognitive characteristic of the user before the user performs a second deletion to delete the file from the recycle bin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Jinho Hwang, Ruchi Mahindru, Clifford A. Pickover, Valentina Salapura, Maja Vukovic
  • Patent number: 9846999
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing real-time alerts to a user of a device in or near a potentially dangerous situation are disclosed. A computer-implemented method includes determining, by the mobile device, that a user is looking at the mobile device based on sensor data, determining, by the mobile device, an area of a likely accident event, and generating, by the mobile device, an alert based on the determining that the user is looking at the device and the determining the area of the likely accident event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Clifford A. Pickover, Maja Vukovic, Komminist Weldemariam
  • Publication number: 20170357518
    Abstract: A method, system, and/or computer program product modifies an appearance of a graphical user interface (GUI) for a user. One or more processors determine a user context and a cognitive state of a user and identify a preferred focal point for the user. The processor(s) adjust a visual style of an image according to the determined user context and cognitive state of the user and the identified focal point for the user, and then present a graphical user interface that displays the image to the user using the adjusted visual style.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: JAMES R. KOZLOSKI, CLIFFORD A. PICKOVER, MAJA VUKOVIC