Patents by Inventor Maria E. Smith

Maria E. Smith 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: 11344639
    Abstract: Provided herein are novel 10Fn3 domains which specifically bind to PD-L1, as well as imaging agents based on the same for diagnostics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB COMPANY
    Inventors: Paul E. Morin, David Donnelly, Dasa Lipovsek, Jochem Gokemeijer, Maria Jure-Kunkel, David Fabrizio, Martin C. Wright, Douglas Dischino, Samuel J. Bonacorsi, Jr., Ralph Adam Smith, Virginie Lafont, Daniel Cohen, David K. Leung
  • Publication number: 20210280167
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method, computer system, and computer program product for customizing the rendering of a synthesized speech prompt is provided. The present invention may include extracting prosodic information from a received audio recording of a prompt by parsing the text corresponding with the prompt and generating phonetic units, aligning the phonetic units with the audio recording, and calculating, based on the alignment, prosodic values for the phonetic units. The invention may further include adapting the prosodic values to match a text-to-speech voice in use, and then synthesizing speech for the prompt based upon the adapted prosodic information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Maria E. Smith, Radek Kazbunda, Michael Alan Picheny, Raul Fernandez
  • Patent number: 11075956
    Abstract: At least one set of enforceable policy provisions is identified within at least one defined service level policy to be enforced during runtime by a policy enforcement point (PEP). Each set of enforceable policy provisions includes a policy subject, a reference to a policy domain, and at least one assertion. Each identified set of enforceable policy provisions is transformed by the PEP into at least one runtime-executable processing rule that each includes at least one PEP processing action that each represents an atomic unit of policy enforcement level behavior executable by the PEP to enforce the respective at least one assertion against runtime objects associated with the policy subject within an area of runtime policy enforcement specified by the policy domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas C. Burke, Mario E. De Armas, Oswaldo Gago, Gaurang Shah, Maria E. Smith
  • Publication number: 20200267188
    Abstract: At least one set of enforceable policy provisions is identified within at least one defined service level policy to be enforced during runtime by a policy enforcement point (PEP). Each set of enforceable policy provisions includes a policy subject, a reference to a policy domain, and at least one assertion. Each identified set of enforceable policy provisions is transformed by the PEP into at least one runtime-executable processing rule that each includes at least one PEP processing action that each represents an atomic unit of policy enforcement level behavior executable by the PEP to enforce the respective at least one assertion against runtime objects associated with the policy subject within an area of runtime policy enforcement specified by the policy domain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas C. Burke, Mario E. De Armas, Oswaldo Gago, Gaurang Shah, Maria E. Smith
  • Patent number: 10693911
    Abstract: At least one set of enforceable policy provisions is identified within at least one defined service level policy to be enforced during runtime by a policy enforcement point (PEP). Each set of enforceable policy provisions includes a policy subject, a reference to a policy domain, and at least one assertion. Each identified set of enforceable policy provisions is transformed by the PEP into at least one runtime-executable processing rule that each includes at least one PEP processing action that each represents an atomic unit of policy enforcement level behavior executable by the PEP to enforce the respective at least one assertion against runtime objects associated with the policy subject within an area of runtime policy enforcement specified by the policy domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas C. Burke, Mario E. De Armas, Oswaldo Gago, Gaurang Shah, Maria E. Smith
  • Patent number: 10693746
    Abstract: Source policy identification information of a registry service policy is correlated with configured policy enforcement processing rules and processing actions using a source policy reference key. The source policy identification information includes at least a source policy identifier (ID) of the registry service policy. Per-transaction service policy enforcement information that documents policy enforcement activities performed by a policy enforcement point (PEP) is correlated with the source policy identification information using the source policy reference key. The correlated per-transaction service policy enforcement information of at least one transaction from the per-transaction service data table is provided in response to a query from a policy monitoring point (PMP).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas C. Burke, Mario E. De Armas, Oswaldo Gago, Srinivasan Muralidharan, Gaurang Shah, Maria E. Smith
  • Patent number: 10666514
    Abstract: A peer policy object named with a policy enforcement metric context identifier is created at a first policy enforcement point (PEP) platform of a group of peered PEP platforms. The peer policy object uniquely identifies a registered service policy to be enforced during runtime as a shared runtime policy enforcement activity by the group of peered PEP platforms within a peered policy enforcement deployment. The peer policy object named with the policy enforcement metric context identifier is deployed to at least one other peered PEP platform within the peered policy enforcement deployment to initiate the shared runtime policy enforcement activity by the group of peered PEP platforms. At least one runtime policy enforcement metric associated with runtime enforcement of the registered service policy is shared with the at least one other peered PEP platform during runtime using the policy enforcement metric context identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas C. Burke, Mario E. De Armas, Oswaldo Gago, Gaurang Shah, Maria E. Smith
  • Patent number: 10642682
    Abstract: Embodiments include method, systems and computer program products for an interactive, multi-level failsafe capability. In some embodiments, a failed count indicative of a number of failed attempts to launch an application may be received. A failsafe mode level corresponding to the failed count may be determined. The failsafe mode level may be initialized in response to determining the failsafe mode level corresponding to the failed count. The failsafe mode level may determine the functionality that may be enabled. Users may perform interactive debugging by editing configuration settings and manually enabling functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jon K. Franks, Maria E. Smith
  • Patent number: 10263857
    Abstract: Source policy identification information of a registry service policy is captured. The source policy identification information includes a source policy identifier (ID), a source policy name, and a source policy uniform resource locator (URL). The captured source policy identification information is correlated with configured policy enforcement processing rules and processing actions using a source policy reference key. Per-transaction service policy enforcement information that documents policy enforcement activities performed by a policy enforcement point (PEP) is captured. The captured per-transaction service policy enforcement information is correlated with the captured source policy identification information using the source policy reference key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas C. Burke, Mario E. De Armas, Oswaldo Gago, Srinivasan Muralidharan, Gaurang Shah, Maria E. Smith
  • Patent number: 10216385
    Abstract: A method, system and apparatus for grouped radio controls. A grouped radio control can include a listing of elements, each element having a specified grouping. The grouped radio control also can include grouping logic programmed to insert elements into, delete elements from, and select elements within the listing. Finally, a grouped radio control can include a grouped radio control interface configured to accept interface events for processing in the grouping logic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Maria E. Smith, Jie Z. Zeng
  • Publication number: 20190014014
    Abstract: Source policy identification information of a registry service policy is correlated with configured policy enforcement processing rules and processing actions using a source policy reference key. The source policy identification information includes at least a source policy identifier (ID) of the registry service policy. Per-transaction service policy enforcement information that documents policy enforcement activities performed by a policy enforcement point (PEP) is correlated with the source policy identification information using the source policy reference key. The correlated per-transaction service policy enforcement information of at least one transaction from the per-transaction service data table is provided in response to a query from a policy monitoring point (PMP).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas C. Burke, Mario E. De Armas, Oswaldo Gago, Srinivasan Muralidharan, Gaurang Shah, Maria E. Smith
  • Publication number: 20180330713
    Abstract: Text-to-speech synthesis performed by deriving from a voice dataset a sequence of speech frames corresponding to a text, wherein any of the speech frames is represented in the voice dataset by a parameterized vocal tract component, glottal pulse parameters, and an aspiration noise level, transforming the speech frames in the sequence by applying a voice transformation to any of the parameterized vocal tract component, glottal pulse parameters, and aspiration noise level representing the speech frames, wherein the voice transformation is applied in accordance with a virtual voice specification that includes at least one voice control parameter indicating a value for at least one of timbre, glottal tension and breathiness, and producing a digital audio signal of synthesized speech from the transformed sequence of speech frames.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2017
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: RON HOORY, MARIA E. SMITH, ALEXANDER SORIN
  • Publication number: 20180267849
    Abstract: Embodiments include method, systems and computer program products for an interactive, multi-level failsafe capability. In some embodiments, a failed count indicative of a number of failed attempts to launch an application may be received. A failsafe mode level corresponding to the failed count may be determined. The failsafe mode level may be initialized in response to determining the failsafe mode level corresponding to the failed count. The failsafe mode level may determine the functionality that may be enabled. Users may perform interactive debugging by editing configuration settings and manually enabling functionality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Jon K. FRANKS, Maria E. SMITH
  • Patent number: 10031800
    Abstract: Embodiments include method, systems and computer program products for an interactive, multi-level failsafe capability. In some embodiments, a failed count indicative of a number of failed attempts to launch an application may be received. A failsafe mode level corresponding to the failed count may be determined. The failsafe mode level may be initialized in response to determining the failsafe mode level corresponding to the failed count. The failsafe mode level may determine the functionality that may be enabled. Users may perform interactive debugging by editing configuration settings and manually enabling functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jon K. Franks, Maria E. Smith
  • Publication number: 20170220408
    Abstract: Embodiments include method, systems and computer program products for an interactive, multi-level failsafe capability. In some embodiments, a failed count indicative of a number of failed attempts to launch an application may be received. A failsafe mode level corresponding to the failed count may be determined. The failsafe mode level may be initialized in response to determining the failsafe mode level corresponding to the failed count. The failsafe mode level may determine the functionality that may be enabled. Users may perform interactive debugging by editing configuration settings and manually enabling functionality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Jon K. Franks, Maria E. Smith
  • Publication number: 20160248639
    Abstract: Source policy identification information of a registry service policy is captured. The source policy identification information includes a source policy identifier (ID), a source policy name, and a source policy uniform resource locator (URL). The captured source policy identification information is correlated with configured policy enforcement processing rules and processing actions using a source policy reference key. Per-transaction service policy enforcement information that documents policy enforcement activities performed by a policy enforcement point (PEP) is captured. The captured per-transaction service policy enforcement information is correlated with the captured source policy identification information using the source policy reference key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas C. Burke, Mario E. De Armas, Oswaldo Gago, Srinivasan Muralidharan, Gaurang Shah, Maria E. Smith
  • Patent number: 9363289
    Abstract: Source policy identification information of a registry service policy is captured. The source policy identification information includes a source policy identifier (ID), a source policy name, and a source policy uniform resource locator (URL). The captured source policy identification information is correlated with configured policy enforcement processing rules and processing actions using a source policy reference key. Per-transaction service policy enforcement information that documents policy enforcement activities performed by a policy enforcement point (PEP) is captured. The captured per-transaction service policy enforcement information is correlated with the captured source policy identification information using the source policy reference key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas C. Burke, Mario E. De Armas, Oswaldo Gago, Srinivasan Muralidharan, Gaurang Shah, Maria E. Smith
  • Publication number: 20160119383
    Abstract: At least one set of enforceable policy provisions is identified within at least one defined service level policy to be enforced during runtime by a policy enforcement point (PEP). Each set of enforceable policy provisions includes a policy subject, a reference to a policy domain, and at least one assertion. Each identified set of enforceable policy provisions is transformed by the PEP into at least one runtime-executable processing rule that each includes at least one PEP processing action that each represents an atomic unit of policy enforcement level behavior executable by the PEP to enforce the respective at least one assertion against runtime objects associated with the policy subject within an area of runtime policy enforcement specified by the policy domain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas C. Burke, Mario E. De Armas, Oswaldo Gago, Gaurang Shah, Maria E. Smith
  • Patent number: 9270541
    Abstract: At least one defined service policy to be enforced by a policy enforcement point (PEP) is obtained. The obtained at least one defined service policy is parsed to identify at least one set of enforceable policy provisions and the at least one set of enforceable policy provisions is identified. Each set of enforceable policy provisions includes a policy subject, a policy domain, and at least one assertion as the enforceable policy provisions within the at least one defined service policy. At least one runtime processing rule including at least one processing action usable by the PEP is created to enforce the policy subject, the policy domain, and the at least one assertion of each identified at least one set of enforceable policy provisions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas C. Burke, Mario E. De Armas, Oswaldo Gago, Gaurang Shah, Maria E. Smith
  • Patent number: 9258198
    Abstract: At least one defined service policy to be enforced by a policy enforcement point (PEP) is obtained. The obtained at least one defined service policy is parsed to identify at least one set of enforceable policy provisions and the at least one set of enforceable policy provisions is identified. Each set of enforceable policy provisions includes a policy subject, a policy domain, and at least one assertion as the enforceable policy provisions within the at least one defined service policy. At least one runtime processing rule including at least one processing action usable by the PEP is created to enforce the policy subject, the policy domain, and the at least one assertion of each identified at least one set of enforceable policy provisions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas C. Burke, Mario E. De Armas, Oswaldo Gago, Gaurang Shah, Maria E. Smith