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: 20170355459
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle coupling apparatus for drone coupling. The unmanned aerial vehicle coupling apparatus includes a processor-based monitoring device to monitor values for each of a plurality of functions provided by a unmanned aerial vehicle and to detect when a value exceeds a predetermined threshold value, a vehicle selector to receive travel routes from each of a plurality of secondary vehicles and to select a secondary vehicle based on a travel route of the secondary vehicle when the value exceeds the predetermined threshold value, and a coupling mechanism to fasten and unfasten the unmanned aerial vehicle to the secondary vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Thomas D. Erickson, Michael S. Gordon, Clifford A. Pickover, Maja Vukovic
  • Publication number: 20170351258
    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) identify a user that desires to input a speech input to a microphone on the mobile audio input device and 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: June 3, 2016
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: MINKYONG KIM, CLIFFORD A. PICKOVER, VALENTINA SALAPURA, MAJA VUKOVIC
  • Patent number: 9836055
    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) identify a user that desires to input a speech input to a microphone on the mobile audio input device and 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: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Internaitonal Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Minkyong Kim, Clifford A. Pickover, Valentina Salapura, Maja Vukovic
  • Patent number: 9836534
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention is provided for use in discovering a specified API service capability. The embodiment includes generating a search statement related to the specified API service capability. The embodiment further includes constructing a data structure, wherein the data structure includes one or more characteristic nodes that are each associated with data describing a particular API characteristic, and the associated data for respective characteristic nodes is ordered in accordance with one or more API service ontologies. The search statement is used to selectively search the data structure. The embodiment determines whether the search finds a match between data included in the search statement, and particular ontological data associated with one or more of the characteristic nodes of the data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jim A. Laredo, Sriram K. Rajagopal, Maja Vukovic
  • Patent number: 9836927
    Abstract: A system includes a wearer role identification device, a garment with a dynamically modifiable display, and a hardware controller for the dynamically modifiable display. The wearer role identification device identifies a dynamically changeable role of the wearer of the garment. The hardware controller adjusts the dynamically modifiable display based on real-time inputs received from the wearer role identification device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Maryam Ashoori, James R. Kozloski, Clifford A. Pickover, Maja Vukovic
  • Publication number: 20170341746
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle for providing ameliorative action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Thomas D. Erickson, Clifford A. Pickover, Maja Vukovic
  • Publication number: 20170334558
    Abstract: Aspects include methods, systems and computer program products for evaluating a patient for a movement disorder. The method comprises defining a patient to be evaluated and deploying a unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to a location of the patient. The UAV includes a patient evaluation feature and at least one sensor operably coupled to the patient evaluation feature. The UAV is positioned relative to the patient to measure a patient motor characteristic. The patient motor characteristic is measured with the at least one sensor. A movement disorder is determined based at least in part on the measured patient motor characteristic. A signal is transmitted based on the detecting the movement disorder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Thomas D. Erickson, Michael S. Gordon, Clifford A. Pickover, Maja Vukovic
  • Patent number: 9824548
    Abstract: A method of updating a notification preference of a system includes detecting a remote alert, identifying at least one feature of the remote alert, determining a plurality of alerts available to the system, mapping the at least one feature of the remote alert and the available alerts to a concept map, and selecting an alert from the plurality of available alerts using the mapping, wherein a selected alert changes a notification preference of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James R. Kozloski, Clifford A. Pickover, Maja Vukovic
  • Publication number: 20170329339
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, computer program product, and a computer system for automated deployment of autonomous devices performing localized environment altering actions. A set of weather conditions for a region is received. Based on the weather conditions predicting the weather in the region is likely to have a negative effect on at least one living organism in the region. Then dispatching, one or more autonomous devices to the region, wherein the one or more autonomous devices comprise a set of sensors and at least one temperature altering element. The autonomous devices is directed to a first location of the first living organism, based, at least in part on a set of data received from the set of sensors. The autonomous devices is directed to alleviate at least a portion of the negative effect of the temperature to the first living organism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Michael S. Gordon, Clifford A. Pickover, Maja Vukovic
  • Publication number: 20170329492
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and system for contextual determination of emotion icons. The method includes, for a particular user, determining an emotion icon to automatically input into a message, based on a class of the user, a current mood of the user, and the recipient of the message. The determined emotion icon is then inserted into the message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: James R. Kozloski, Clifford A. Pickover, Maja Vukovic
  • Patent number: 9815197
    Abstract: A light bulb replacement system includes a database that stores location data for light bulbs, light bulb type data, and installation history data. A first processor generates a replacement score for each of the light bulbs using at least one of the location data, the type data, and the installation history data; compares the replacement score of each of the light bulbs to a threshold replacement score; and creates a replacement list. The light bulb replacement system includes an automated light bulb replacement vehicle including a first location sensor; a first memory configured to store the replacement list, and store location data, type data, and installation history data corresponding to each light bulb in the replacement list. A second processor navigates the automated light bulb replacement vehicle. A light bulb coupling/decoupling mechanism replaces an existing light bulb with a new light bulb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Clifford A. Pickover, Maja Vukovic, Michael Karl Gschwind, Valentina Salapura
  • Publication number: 20170320569
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle for aerial transportation of delivery items. The unmanned aerial vehicle includes an attachment device to fasten and unfasten one or more delivery items to the unmanned aerial vehicle, a motor to aerially transport the one or more delivery items along a delivery route, a sensor mounted on the unmanned aerial vehicle to detect at least one environmental variable during the delivery route, and an alert system to generate a status associated with the unmanned aerial vehicle along the delivery route to an observer when the environmental variable exceeds a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Michael S. Gordon, Clifford A. Pickover, Maja Vukovic
  • Patent number: 9804879
    Abstract: Performing server virtual machine image migration and dependent server virtual machine image discovery in parallel is provided. Migration of a server virtual machine image that performs a workload is started to a client device via a network and, in parallel, an identity is continuously discovered of a set of dependent server virtual machine images corresponding to the server virtual machine image being migrated to the client device. In response to discovering the identity of the set of dependent server virtual machine images, a server migration pattern of the discovered set of dependent server virtual machine images is generated for the workload. A level of risk corresponding to migrating each dependent server virtual machine image of the discovered set of dependent server virtual machine images to the client device is calculated based on the server migration pattern of the discovered set of dependent server virtual machine images for the workload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nikolaos Anerousis, Kun Bai, Hubertus Franke, Jinho Hwang, Jose E. Moreira, Maja Vukovic
  • Publication number: 20170308267
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and system for contextual determination of emotion icons. The method includes, for a particular user, determining an emotion icon to automatically input into a message, based on a class of the user, a current mood of the user, and the recipient of the message. The determined emotion icon is then inserted into the message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: James R. Kozloski, Clifford A. Pickover, Maja Vukovic
  • Publication number: 20170300512
    Abstract: A method and system are provided. The method includes analyzing, by a hardware processor, one or more images to determine cognitive characteristics related to the one or more images and to a user. The method further includes forming, by the hardware processor, a composable template relating to the cognitive characteristics. The method also includes performing, by the hardware processor or another hardware processor, an amelioration action with respect to a displaying on a display device of at least one image from the one or more images, based on the composable template. The amelioration action is selected from a set of amelioration actions that include transmitting the at least one image to the disturbing image repository.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Itzhack Goldberg, Clifford A. Pickover, Maja Vukovic
  • Patent number: 9785461
    Abstract: Performing server virtual machine image migration and dependent server virtual machine image discovery in parallel is provided. Migration of a server virtual machine image that performs a workload is started to a client device via a network and, in parallel, an identity is continuously discovered of a set of dependent server virtual machine images corresponding to the server virtual machine image being migrated to the client device. In response to discovering the identity of the set of dependent server virtual machine images, a server migration pattern of the discovered set of dependent server virtual machine images is generated for the workload. A level of risk corresponding to migrating each dependent server virtual machine image of the discovered set of dependent server virtual machine images to the client device is calculated based on the server migration pattern of the discovered set of dependent server virtual machine images for the workload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nikolaos Anerousis, Kun Bai, Hubertus Franke, Jinho Hwang, Jose E. Moreira, Maja Vukovic
  • Publication number: 20170289175
    Abstract: A security method that includes assigning a sensitivity value for a communication with a sensitivity determining module including at least one hardware processor. Following assignment of the sensitivity value to the communication, the communication is formatted for display. When sensitivity value exceeds a security threshold, the communication is parsed into a sequence of fragments. The communication is transmitted as the sequence of fragments when said sensitivity value exceeds the security threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Rhonda L. Childress, Itzhack Goldberg, James R. Kozloski, Clifford A. Pickover, Neil Sondhi, Maja Vukovic
  • Publication number: 20170269814
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides a method for displaying a text box on a display screen of an electronic device, including determining a state of a user with an input device having a camera, a keyboard, and/or a mouse. A text box setting on the electronic device is modified with a processor connected to the input device based on the state of the user, the modifying of the text box setting includes modifying an amount of visual information in the text box, modifying an amount of audible information played with the text box, and/or modifying an amount of time required to display the text box. The text box is displayed on the display screen of the electronic device when a pointer is within a threshold degree of proximity to an item on the display screen for the amount of time required to display the text box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James R. Kozloski, Clifford A. Pickover, Maja Vukovic
  • Patent number: 9756057
    Abstract: A security method that includes assigning a sensitivity value for a communication with a sensitivity determining module including at least one hardware processor. Following assignment of the sensitivity value to the communication, the communication is formatted for display. When sensitivity value exceeds a security threshold, the communication is parsed into a sequence of fragments. The communication is transmitted as the sequence of fragments when said sensitivity value exceeds the security threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rhonda L. Childress, Itzhack Goldberg, James R. Kozloski, Clifford A. Pickover, Neil Sondhi, Maja Vukovic
  • Patent number: 9756121
    Abstract: Network routing and load balancing in a software design network (SDN)-enabled computing environment may be provided. Input data discovered from a source computing environment is received, wherein one or more of components of the source computing environment are to be migrated to a target computing environment, the input data comprising at least source configuration information and utilization information. Target compute resources, network design and system management design may be determined based on the input data, and a new network configuration generated as output. Based on these design decisions, the steady-state network management using SDN is proposed. The new network configuration may be transmitted to an SDN controller associated with the target computing environment for storing as flow table rules. The SDN controller pushes the flow table rules to one or more routing switches, the flow table rules for performing the network routing and the load balancing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jinho Hwang, Jill L. Jermyn, Maja Vukovic, Jin Xiao