Patents by Inventor Maria Antonietta Grasso

Maria Antonietta Grasso 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: 9785981
    Abstract: A method for authentication of user reviews includes providing a user certificate to a user's mobile device. A transaction log is received from the mobile device. The transaction log includes an encrypted tag identifier which has been transmitted to the mobile device from a review tag at a location where a service is provided by a service provider when the review tag has verified the validity of the user certificate. The encrypted tag identifier is decrypted to identify the service provider. The user is prompted to submit a review of the service provided by the service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: XENOX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Maria Antonietta Grasso, Nicolas Guerin, Frédéric Roulland
  • Patent number: 9747567
    Abstract: A method for planning a transportation service includes sending transportation proposal to a plurality of organizations. The proposal includes one or more initial options, each including a set of variable parameters. Each organization can generate a modified option and make a commitment conditional on selected ones of the parameters. Each organization sends respective modified options to commuters of that organization who may specify their own pledges for at least one of the modified options, conditional on the organization-selected values for the variable parameters and optionally on commuter-selected values for the variable parameters. A cost-benefit function is computed for each of a set of revised options for the transportation service, each of the revised options being based on a combination of the variable parameters for which pledges which cover the combination have been received and one or more of the revised options is identified, based on the computed cost-benefit function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Gregorio Convertino, Jutta K. Willamowski, Stefania Castellani, Maria Antonietta Grasso
  • Patent number: 9563656
    Abstract: A system and method for guiding a user in building a query are disclosed. The method includes providing an interaction space in which a user formulates a query using a plurality of query building blocks selected from a predefined set of query building blocks. The user's formulation of the query is guided. Guiding selection of at least a next building block is provided by at least one of a content-based mechanism which limits the selection of the next building block to those which will yield at least one result from an indexed collection of documents, a structure-based selection mechanism which limits the selection of the next building block to those which meet a predefined grammar, and a usage-based selection mechanism which proposes a next building block based on patterns of building blocks used in building prior queries. Each of these guidance mechanisms may be provided with the result that the next block proposed is informed by each of the mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stefania Castellani, Nikolaos Lagos, Maria Antonietta Grasso, Frederic Roulland, Nicolas Hairon
  • Publication number: 20160216923
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for identifying constraints to reducing consumable usage includes acquiring print job information for a set of print jobs submitted for printing by a set of users. A print job representation is computed for each of the print jobs from the print job information. Provision is made for user-annotation of a note associated with the submitted print jobs including a reason for printing the print job. User-annotations are received for at least some of the submitted print jobs. The print jobs may be clustered into clusters based on the print job representations and annotations. A representation of the set of print jobs includes a user dashboard and a group dashboard is generated which is based on the users' annotations and other users' included in a group to provide a structure for collaboration among the group members to identify the constraints to reducing consumable usage and/or provide solutions to reduce consumable usage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventors: Jutta Katharina Willamowski, Matthieu Mazzega, Yves Hoppenot, Maria Antonietta Grasso
  • Publication number: 20160203527
    Abstract: A method for authentication of user reviews includes providing a user certificate to a user's mobile device. A transaction log is received from the mobile device. The transaction log includes an encrypted tag identifier which has been transmitted to the mobile device from a review tag at a location where a service is provided by a service provider when the review tag has verified the validity of the user certificate. The encrypted tag identifier is decrypted to identify the service provider. The user is prompted to submit a review of the service provided by the service provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Maria Antonietta Grasso, Nicolas Guerin, Frédéric Roulland
  • Patent number: 9208465
    Abstract: A system and method for visualizing performance metrics are disclosed. The system includes a data acquisition component which collects information related to a set of agents operating in a work environment, a performance metric computation component which computes, for one of the agents, values for a performance metric at each of a plurality of times within a selected time period, and a representation generator which generates a representation for display to the agent, the representation providing the agent with information on the agent's current value for the performance metric. A processor implements the data acquisition component, the performance metric computation component, and the representation generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: XEROX Corporation
    Inventors: Maria Antonietta Grasso, Stefania Castellani, David S. Martin, Tommaso Colombino, Jutta K. Willamowski, Grégoire Gerard
  • Publication number: 20150317568
    Abstract: A computer implemented method of forming carpools. Lists of participants in a rideshare environment are maintained. The participants are members of a private group and have privileges based on membership. A location of a participant is automatically determined based on a location detection method. A driver from the list of participants is automatically identified based on a current location of the driver. The driver proposes a trip comprising an approximate start time, approximate start location, end location, and number of available seats. Requests for transportation are received from passengers who are participants on the list of participants. For each available seat, the requests for transportation are automatically matched with the trip based on the approximate start time, the approximate start location, or the end location. Only certain passengers are matched with certain drivers. The matching identifies proposed riders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: MARIA ANTONIETTA GRASSO, CAROLINE BRUN, JUTTA KATHARINA WILLAMOWSKI, STEFANIA CASTELLANI
  • Publication number: 20150199633
    Abstract: A method for planning a transportation service includes sending transportation proposal to a plurality of organizations. The proposal includes one or more initial options, each including a set of variable parameters. Each organization can generate a modified option and make a commitment conditional on selected ones of the parameters. Each organization sends respective modified options to commuters of that organization who may specify their own pledges for at least one of the modified options, conditional on the organization-selected values for the variable parameters and optionally on commuter-selected values for the variable parameters. A cost-benefit function is computed for each of a set of revised options for the transportation service, each of the revised options being based on a combination of the variable parameters for which pledges which cover the combination have been received and one or more of the revised options is identified, based on the computed cost-benefit function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Gregorio Convertino, Jutta K. Willamowski, Stefania Castellani, Maria Antonietta Grasso
  • Patent number: 8879103
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for identifying constraints to reducing consumable usage includes acquiring print job information for a set of print jobs submitted for printing by a set of users. A print job representation is computed for each of the print jobs based on features extracted from the print job information. Provision is made for user-annotation of the submitted print jobs with a task category and a constraint category. Each of a plurality of task categories represents a respective task with which the printing of a print job is associated. Each of a plurality of selectable constraint categories expresses a different reason for printing the print job. User-annotations are received for at least some of the submitted print jobs. The print jobs are clustered into clusters based on the print job representations and task category annotations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jutta Katharina Willamowski, Guillaume M. Bouchard, Maria Antonietta Grasso, Yves Hoppenot
  • Publication number: 20140247461
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for identifying constraints to reducing consumable usage includes acquiring print job information for a set of print jobs submitted for printing by a set of users. A print job representation is computed for each of the print jobs based on features extracted from the print job information. Provision is made for user-annotation of the submitted print jobs with a task category and a constraint category. Each of a plurality of task categories represents a respective task with which the printing of a print job is associated. Each of a plurality of selectable constraint categories expresses a different reason for printing the print job. User-annotations are received for at least some of the submitted print jobs. The print jobs are clustered into clusters based on the print job representations and task category annotations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jutta Katharina Willamowski, Guillaume M. Bouchard, Maria Antonietta Grasso, Yves Hoppenot
  • Patent number: 8694483
    Abstract: A method for assisting a user to develop a query in a natural language includes receiving a user's query in a natural language and, while the user's query is being entered, presenting a subset of ranked query suggestions from a collection of ranked query suggestions to the user as candidates for user queries. The subset is based on that portion of the user's query already entered. The query suggestions in the subset of query suggestions are presented according to their respective rankings in the collection. Each of the query suggestions in the collection is formulated to retrieve at least one responsive instance in the knowledge base. The rankings of the query suggestions in the collection are based at least in part on stored logs of prior user sessions in which user queries were input to a search engine for retrieving responsive instances from the knowledge base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Frederic Roulland, Stefania Castellani, Aaron N. Kaplan, Maria Antonietta Grasso, Jacki O'Neill, Jonina Selin
  • Patent number: 8503016
    Abstract: Systems and methods are employed to quantify resource usage for review by a user. Marking engine data contains information related to a print job sent to the marking engine and community data relates to resource usage by members of a plurality of communities within a system. A resource profiling component receives the marking engine data and the community data to evaluate resource usage by a user compared to one or more of a user within their community. A visualization component receives the evaluation from the resource profiling component, generates a graphic associated with the evaluation and presents and distributes the graphic to one or more recipients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Maria Antonietta Grasso, Victor Ciriza, Jutta Katharina Willamowski
  • Publication number: 20130142322
    Abstract: A system and method for visualizing performance metrics are disclosed. The system includes a data acquisition component which collects information related to a set of agents operating in a work environment, a performance metric computation component which computes, for one of the agents, values for a performance metric at each of a plurality of times within a selected time period, and a representation generator which generates a representation for display to the agent, the representation providing the agent with information on the agent's current value for the performance metric. A processor implements the data acquisition component, the performance metric computation component, and the representation generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Maria Antonietta Grasso, Stefania Castellani, David S. Martin, Tommaso Colombino, Jutta K. Willamowski, Grégoire Gerard
  • Patent number: 8400661
    Abstract: A system and method for promoting environmental behavior by device users are provided. The method includes allocating “green” points to each of a plurality of users. A job request, such as a print job request, is received from one of the users. A cost in points is computed for executing the job request, based on a formula which is designed to promote environmental behavior by the user. The user's allocated points are reduced by the computed cost when the job is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Maria Antonietta Grasso, Victor Ciriza, Jutta Katharina Willamowski, Yves Hoppenot, Grégoire Gerard, Mathieu Knibiehly
  • Patent number: 8384941
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating environmentally informed print job selection are provided. The method includes assigning a status to each of a set of networked printers, the status of an operational printer denoting a printer as being one of at least awake, asleep, and waking up soon. The assigned status is provided to a graphical user interface, enabling a user to compare the status and/or environmental costs of printing with user selectable ones of the set of printers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Victor Ciriza, Maria Antonietta Grasso, Yves Hoppenot, Jutta K. Willamowski
  • Patent number: 8149441
    Abstract: A time-to-collect measure is disclosed which may be used in generating a model for predicting an expected time-to-collect for print jobs. In the case of incomplete data, an algorithm recovers an optimal assignment of links between submission and collection events which allows a time to collect to be computed for one or more prior print jobs. A printing system may incorporate a time-to-collect system for making decisions based on the measure, such as the scheduling of pending print jobs or planning placement of printers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Guillaume Bouchard, Stefania Castellani, Maria Antonietta Grasso
  • Publication number: 20120033250
    Abstract: A system and method for promoting environmental behavior by device users are provided. The method includes allocating “green” points to each of a plurality of users. A job request, such as a print job request, is received from one of the users. A cost in points is computed for executing the job request, based on a formula which is designed to promote environmental behavior by the user. The user's allocated points are reduced by the computed cost when the job is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Maria Antonietta Grasso, Victor Ciriza, Jutta Katharina Willamowski, Yves Hoppenot, Grégoire Gerard, Mathieu Knibiehly
  • Publication number: 20110310428
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating environmentally informed print job selection are provided. The method includes assigning a status to each of a set of networked printers, the status of an operational printer denoting a printer as being one of at least awake, asleep, and waking up soon. The assigned status is provided to a graphical user interface, enabling a user to compare the status and/or environmental costs of printing with user selectable ones of the set of printers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Victor Ciriza, Maria Antonietta Grasso, Yves Hoppenot, Jutta K. Willamowski
  • Publication number: 20110282892
    Abstract: A system and method for guiding a user in building a query are disclosed. The method includes providing an interaction space in which a user formulates a query using a plurality of query building blocks selected from a predefined set of query building blocks. The user's formulation of the query is guided. Guiding selection of at least a next building block is provided by at least one of a content-based mechanism which limits the selection of the next building block to those which will yield at least one result from an indexed collection of documents, a structure-based selection mechanism which limits the selection of the next building block to those which meet a predefined grammar, and a usage-based selection mechanism which proposes a next building block based on patterns of building blocks used in building prior queries. Each of these guidance mechanisms may be provided with the result that the next block proposed is informed by each of the mechanisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Stefania Castellani, Nikolaos Lagos, Maria Antonietta Grasso, Frederic Roulland, Nicolas Hairon
  • Publication number: 20110273739
    Abstract: Systems and methods are employed to quantify resource usage for review by a user. Marking engine data contains information related to a print job sent to the marking engine and community data relates to resource usage by members of a plurality of communities within a system. A resource profiling component receives the marking engine data and the community data to evaluate resource usage by a user compared to one or more of a user within their community. A visualization component receives the evaluation from the resource profiling component, generates a graphic associated with the evaluation and presents and distributes the graphic to one or more recipients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Maria Antonietta Grasso, Victor Ciriza, Jutta Katharina Willamowski