Patents by Inventor Mark J. Stefik

Mark J. Stefik 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: 20180322173
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method for performing trend analysis is provided. Event objects for events are stored in a database. A trigger for notifying a beginning of an event is received and an event object representing the event is generated. An event class is associated with a set of parameters and is assigned to the event object. A set of activity data for the event object is created. A time period for trend analysis and previous time periods are defined. Trends among the event objects during the trend analysis time period and among the event objects for the previous time periods are defined. The trends of the event objects of the trend analysis period are compared with the trends of the event objects for the previous time periods and significant trend changes between the compared trends are identified. A trend object is generated for each significant trend change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Mark J. Stefik, Daniel G. Bobrow, Hoda Eldardiry, Robert T. Krivacic, Pai Liu, Sureyya Tarkan, Ed Wu
  • Publication number: 20180322172
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method for planning recurring events is provided. Event objects for events are stored in a database. A trigger notifying the beginning of an event is received and an event object representing the event is generated in response to the trigger. An event class is associated with a set of parameters and is assigned to the event object. A set of activity data is created for the event object and each activity data includes structured and unstructured data describing an event activity occurred during the event. At least one event object is retrieved from the database as a model and the parameter values of the model event object are displayed. At least one of the parameter values of the model event object is modified and the modification is reflected against other parameter values of the model event object that are dependent on the modified parameter value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Mark J. Stefik, Daniel G. Bobrow, Hoda Eldardiry, Robert T. Krivacic, Pai Liu, Sureyya Tarkan, Ed Wu
  • Patent number: 10025829
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for analyzing organizational performance from episodic data is provided. Event objects for events is maintained in a database. A trigger for notifying beginning of an event is received. An event object is generated in response to the trigger. Activity data is created for the event object and each of the activity data includes notes of a subjective nature having received and messages of an objective nature. Each of the activity data is associated with event tags. Each of the event objects is classified in an event class and the event class includes a pattern of parameters. Analytics of the event objects is performed based on the event tags and the event class. Filters received from a reviewer is defined for search. A list of the analytics of the event objects which pattern of parameters matches with the filters is displayed on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Mark J. Stefik, Daniel G. Bobrow, Hoda Eldardiry, Robert T. Krivacic, Pai Liu, Sureyya Tarkan, Edward Wu
  • Patent number: 9953328
    Abstract: A method, system and software for establishing a secure communications channel between repositories using a repository transaction protocol, including generating a registration identifier and registration message including an identification certificate, and an identifier of a master repository that encrypted the identification certificate; receiving the registration message and verifying the identity by verifying the identification certificate; validating the authenticity, including, generating a message to test the authenticity, sending the generated message, and verifying if upon receiving the generated message whether the generated message is correctly processed; and exchanging messages including a session key used for communications and transactions including generating a request for a digital work, associating usage rights information with the request for digital work, and determining if the usage rights information associated with the request corresponds to usage rights associated with the digital work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: CONTENTGUARD HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark J. Stefik, Peter L.T. Pirolli
  • Publication number: 20180060790
    Abstract: A system and method for coordinating parking enforcement officer patrol in real time with the aid of a digital computer is provided. A time-based active representational model of the city is created by fusing sensory data collected from various sources around a city with numerical data gleaned from historical and ongoing activities, including parking regulation citation and warning numbers, resource allocations, and so on. The model can be used to form quantitative predictions of expected violations, revenue stream, and so forth, that can then be used as recommendations as to where to enforce and when, so as to maximize the utilization of the limited resources represented by the officers on the street. Moreover, the performance of the officers can be weighed against expectations of performance postulated from the quantitative predictions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Mark J. Stefik, Mudita Singhal, Kevin Albanese, Farrukh Ali, Eric A. Bier, Daniel G. Bobrow, Eduardo Cardenas Sanchez, Matthew T. Darst, Hoda Eldardiry, Gaurang Gavai, Robert T. Krivacic, Sureyya Tarkan
  • Publication number: 20180060798
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating parking enforcement officer dispatching in real time with the aid of a digital computer is provided. A time-based active representational model of the city is created by fusing sensory data collected from various sources around a city with numerical data gleaned from historical and on-going activities, including parking regulation citation and warning numbers, resource allocations, and so on. The model can be used to form quantitative predictions of expected violations, revenue stream, and so forth, that can then be used as recommendations as to where to enforce and when, so as to maximize the utilization of the limited resources represented by the officers on the street. Moreover, the performance of the officers can be weighed against expectations of performance postulated from the quantitative predictions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Mark J. Stefik, Mudita Singhal, Kevin Albanese, Farrukh Ali, Eric A. Bier, Daniel G. Bobrow, Eduardo Cardenas Sanchez, Matthew T. Darst, Hoda Eldardiry, Gaurang Gavai, Robert T. Krivacic, Pai Liu, Sureyya Tarkan
  • Publication number: 20180060797
    Abstract: A system and method for managing coverage of parking enforcement for a neighborhood with the aid of a digital computer is provided. A time-based active representational model of the city is created by fusing sensory data collected from various sources around a city with numerical data gleaned from historical and on-going activities, including parking regulation citation and warning numbers, resource allocations, and so on. The model can be used to form quantitative predictions of expected violations, revenue stream, and so forth, that can then be used as recommendations as to where to enforce and when, so as to maximize the utilization of the limited resources represented by the officers on the street. Moreover, the performance of the officers can be weighed against expectations of performance postulated from the quantitative predictions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Mark J. Stefik, Mudita Singhal, Kevin Albanese, Farrukh Ali, Eric A. Bier, Daniel G. Bobrow, Eduardo Cardenas Sanchez, Matthew T. Darst, Hoda Eldardiry, Gaurang Gavai, Robert T. Krivacic
  • Publication number: 20180060795
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating parking enforcement officer performance in real time with the aid of a digital computer is provided. A time-based active representational model of the city is created by fusing sensory data collected from various sources around a city with numerical data gleaned from historical and on-going activities, including parking regulation citation and warning numbers, resource allocations, and so on. The model can be used to form quantitative predictions of expected violations, revenue stream, and so forth, that can then be used as recommendations as to where to enforce and when, so as to maximize the utilization of the limited resources represented by the officers on the street. Moreover, the performance of the officers can be weighed against expectations of performance postulated from the quantitative predictions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Mark J. Stefik, Mudita Singhal, Kevin Albanese, Farrukh Ali, Eric A. Bier, Daniel G. Bobrow, Eduardo Cardenas Sanchez, Matthew T. Darst, Hoda Eldardiry, Gaurang Gavai, Lu (Kate) Jia, Robert T. Krivacic, Sureyya Tarkan
  • Publication number: 20180060775
    Abstract: A system and method for visualizing parking enforcement officer movement in real time with the aid of a digital computer is provided. A time-based active representational model of the city is created by fusing sensory data collected from various sources around a city with numerical data gleaned from historical and on-going activities, including parking regulation citation and warning numbers, resource allocations, and so on. The model can be used to form quantitative predictions of expected violations, revenue stream, and so forth, that can then be used as recommendations as to where to enforce and when, so as to maximize the utilization of the limited resources represented by the officers on the street. Moreover, the performance of the officers can be weighed against expectations of performance postulated from the quantitative predictions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Mudita Singhal, Mark J. Stefik, Sureyya Tarkan, Eric A. Bier, Robert T. Krivacic
  • Publication number: 20180060783
    Abstract: A system and method for motivating parking enforcement officer performance with the aid of a digital computer is provided. A time-based active representational model of the city is created by fusing sensory data collected from various sources around a city with numerical data gleaned from historical and on-going activities, including parking regulation citation and warning numbers, resource allocations, and so on. The model can be used to form quantitative predictions of expected violations, revenue stream, and so forth, that can then be used as recommendations as to where to enforce and when, so as to maximize the utilization of the limited resources represented by the officers on the street. Moreover, the performance of the officers can be weighed against expectations of performance postulated from the quantitative predictions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Mark J. Stefik, Mudita Singhal, Kevin Albanese, Farrukh Ali, Eric A. Bier, Daniel G. Bobrow, Eduardo Cardenas Sanchez, Matthew T. Darst, Gaurang Gavai, Robert T. Krivacic, Sureyya Tarkan
  • Publication number: 20180060796
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring parking enforcement officer performance with the aid of a digital computer is provided. A time-based active representational model of the city is created by fusing sensory data collected from various sources around a city with numerical data gleaned from historical and on-going activities, including parking regulation citation and warning numbers, resource allocations, and so on. The model can be used to form quantitative predictions of expected violations, revenue stream, and so forth, that can then be used as recommendations as to where to enforce and when, so as to maximize the utilization of the limited resources represented by the officers on the street. Moreover, the performance of the officers can be weighed against expectations of performance postulated from the quantitative predictions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Mark J. Stefik, Mudita Singhal, Kevin Albanese, Farrukh Ali, Eric A. Bier, Daniel G. Bobrow, Eduardo Cardenas Sanchez, Matthew T. Darst, Hoda Eldardiry, Gaurang Gavai, Lu (Kate) Jia, Robert T. Krivacic, Pai Liu, Sureyya Tarkan
  • Publication number: 20180060789
    Abstract: A system and method for providing conditional autonomous messaging to parking enforcement officers with the aid of a digital computer is provided. A time-based active representational model of the city is created by fusing sensory data collected from various sources around a city with numerical data gleaned from historical and on-going activities, including parking regulation citation and warning numbers, resource allocations, and so on. The model can be used to form quantitative predictions of expected violations, revenue stream, and so forth, that can then be used as recommendations as to where to enforce and when, so as to maximize the utilization of the limited resources represented by the officers on the street. Moreover, the performance of the officers can be weighed against expectations of performance postulated from the quantitative predictions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Mark J. Stefik, Mudita Singhal, Daniel G. Bobrow
  • Patent number: 9779365
    Abstract: A centralized server-based system and method for managing and reserving parking spaces capable of charging an EV, that is, a plug-in hybrid or fully electric vehicle, treats sets of parking spaces as interchangeable pooled resources. An EV motorist can book a reservation with charging of the EV by specifying parking in a desired location. Parking spaces serve dual uses for parking alone or parking with charging. The parking spaces are handled as a common parking pool, such as on one side of a city block, and each space has equal access to a charging station. The server determines charging capacity availability within a time window and the motorist can choose a parking time up to or beyond, if permitted, the maximum charging time needed to charge the EV. Non-EV motorists can similarly reserve parking within a parking pool with the server ensuring optimal use of charging capacity and parking spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: CONDUENT BUSINESS SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Sylvia Smullin, Mark J. Stefik, David Eric Schwartz, Daniel H. Greene
  • Patent number: 9734506
    Abstract: Apparatus, method, and media for controlling utilization of content. An exemplary method comprises associating one or more usage rights with content, wherein the usage rights are based at least in part on a usage rights grammar, and wherein each of the usage rights corresponds to a permitted utilization of the content and one or more conditions which must be satisfied in order for the respective usage right to be exercised, receiving from an external computing device external, a request to access the content, the request corresponding to a utilization of the content, determining whether the requested utilization corresponds to at least one of the usage rights associated with the content, and transmitting to an external a computing device, at least one of the usage rights based at least in part on a determination that the requested utilization corresponds to at least one of the usage rights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: CONTENTGUARD HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark J. Stefik, Peter L. T. Pirolli
  • Patent number: 9727876
    Abstract: Apparatus, method, and media for permitting use of content. An exemplary method comprises associating a transfer right with content, the transfer right specifying that the content is permitted to be transferred from a first computing device to a second computing device, transferring the content from the first computing device to the second computing device in accordance with the transfer right, updating information associated with the transfer right based on the transfer of the content from the first computing device to the second computing device, and associating a usage right with the content, the usage right corresponding to a utilization of the content, wherein the first computing device includes at least a server mode of operation, and wherein the second computing device includes both a requester mode of operation and a server mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: CONTENTGUARD HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark J. Stefik, Peter L. T. Pirolli
  • Patent number: 9589111
    Abstract: A trusted rendering system for use in a system for controlling the distribution and use of digital works. A trusted rendering system facilitates the protection of rendered digital works which have been rendered on a system which controls the distribution and use of digital works through the use of dynamically generated watermark information that is embedded in the rendered output. The watermark data typically provides information relating to the owner of the digital work, the rights associated with the rendered copy of the digital work and when and where the digital work was rendered. This information will typically aid in deterring or preventing unauthorized copying of the rendered work to be made. The system for controlling distribution and use of digital works provides for attaching persistent usage rights to a digital work. Digital works are transferred between repositories which are used to request and grant access to digital works.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: ContentGuard Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark J. Stefik, Glen W. Petrie, Steve A. Okamoto, Nicholas H. Briggs
  • Publication number: 20160179900
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for analyzing organizational performance from episodic data is provided. Event objects for events is maintained in a database. A trigger for notifying beginning of an event is received. An event object is generated in response to the trigger. Activity data is created for the event object and each of the activity data includes notes of a subjective nature having received and messages of an objective nature. Each of the activity data is associated with event tags. Each of the event objects is classified in an event class and the event class includes a pattern of parameters. Analytics of the event objects is performed based on the event tags and the event class. Filters received from a reviewer is defined for search. A list of the analytics of the event objects which pattern of parameters matches with the filters is displayed on a display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Mark J. Stefik, Daniel G. Bobrow, Hoda Eldardiry, Robert T. Krivacic, Pai Liu, Sureyya Tarkan, Edward Wu
  • Patent number: 9213957
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for system and method for providing just-in-time loading zone parking is provided. A next delivery destination for a delivery driver is determined. A just-in-time parking reservation at the next delivery destination is booked. The just-in-time parking reservation includes a parking location and start time. A time of arrival by the delivery driver at the parking location is estimated. An amount of time between the estimated time of arrival and the start time of the just-in-time parking reservation is determined. Parking in the parking location by other drivers is permitted when the estimated time of departure is sufficiently prior to the start time of the just-in-time parking reservation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Mark J. Stefik, Ellen Isaacs, Peter Jarvis, Robert Thomas Krivacic, Roger Hoover
  • Publication number: 20140259175
    Abstract: Apparatus, method, and media for controlling utilization of content. An exemplary method comprises associating one or more usage rights with content, wherein the usage rights are based at least in part on a usage rights grammar, and wherein each of the usage rights corresponds to a permitted utilization of the content and one or more conditions which must be satisfied in order for the respective usage right to be exercised, receiving from an external computing device external, a request to access the content, the request corresponding to a utilization of the content, determining whether the requested utilization corresponds to at least one of the usage rights associated with the content, and transmitting to an external a computing device, at least one of the usage rights based at least in part on a determination that the requested utilization corresponds to at least one of the usage rights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: ContentGuard Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark J. Stefik, Peter L.T. Pirolli
  • Publication number: 20140258130
    Abstract: Apparatus, method, and media for participating in transactions between computing devices. An exemplary method comprises transmitting, to an external computing device, a registration identifier and a registration message including an identification certificate, receiving, from an external computing device, an authentication message to test the authenticity of a computing device, transmitting, to an external computing device, information validating the authenticity of a computing device in response to the receipt of the authentication message, and participating in a transaction with an external computing devices. The transaction may comprise generating a request for content, the request corresponding to a utilization of the content, determining whether the utilization corresponds to usage rights associated with the content, and granting access to the content in accordance with the usage rights based at least in part on a determination that the utilization corresponds to usage rights associated with the content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: ContentGuard Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark J. Stefik, Peter L.T. Pirolli