Patents by Inventor Michael A. Paolini

Michael A. Paolini 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: 9800640
    Abstract: An approach is provided in which in which a data stream encoder resynchronizes a reference template to a data stream by loading a lock step buffer and a look-ahead buffer with template data blocks retrieved from the reference template. The data stream encoder determines that the lock step buffer's template data is different from a data stream data block and, in turn, preserves the template data block in the look-ahead buffer for subsequent resynchronization. In turn, the data stream encoder matches the look-ahead buffer's preserved template data with a subsequent data stream data block and resynchronizes the reference template to the data stream accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kanak B. Agarwal, Michael A. Paolini
  • Patent number: 9779447
    Abstract: A rendering constraint is detected for a maximum time between capture of each a plurality of frames of a captured video stream of a consumer and a rendering of each corresponding frame of a consumer representation comprising a rendered three dimensional model rendered to depict a consumer appearance and a movement wearing a particular merchandise item. Processor elements accessible to the at least one computing system are selected that are able to generate the rendered three dimensional model within the time period specified in the rendering constraint. At least one processing task is directed to the selected processor elements to build the consumer representation comprising the three dimensional model and generate a rendering of the three dimensional model wearing the particular merchandise item as the captured video stream is received in real time at the at least one computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Michael A. Paolini
  • Patent number: 9769324
    Abstract: A method, system, and program for billing for service provided to destination device according to the calling plan of the individual receiving the call. An authenticated identity for a callee answering a call placed to a destination device is received at an intermediary device. The intermediary device then accesses a billing plan for the authenticated identity of the callee and loads the billing plan for specifying charges for the call, such that telephone service billed to the callee is accessible at multiple destination devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Wayne Brown, Joseph Herbert McIntyre, Michael A. Paolini, James Mark Weaver, Scott Lee Winters
  • Patent number: 9681090
    Abstract: Personal video recording including identifying a message point in operation of a PVR and transmitting a message. Embodiments include associating a message type with the message point and selecting, in dependence upon the message type, a message to be transmitted. Embodiments include receiving a response to the message; selecting, in dependence upon the response, a command to be executed; and executing the selected command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen B. Boston, David E. Blaschke, Michael W. Brown, Andrew D. Hately, Michael A. Paolini
  • Publication number: 20160321498
    Abstract: One or more audio feedback output devices receive warning signals for controlling types of audio output by the audio output devices, the warning signals representing that a predicted behavior of a monitored user represents a particular behavior that is potentially adverse and a percentage probability that the predicted behavior is adverse, the monitored user detected within a particular environment monitored by a supervising user, audio feedback output devices worn by the supervising user. The audio feedback output devices operative to control the types of audio outputs of the audio output devices that are detectable by the supervising user wearing the audio feedback output devices according to the warning signals to specifically alert the supervising user that the predicted behavior of the monitored user represents the particular behavior that is potentially adverse and the percentage probability that the predicted behavior is adverse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jacob C. Albertson, Kenneth C. Arnold, Steven D. Goldman, Michael A. Paolini, Anthony J. Sessa
  • Publication number: 20160301893
    Abstract: Personal video recording including identifying a message point in operation of a PVR and transmitting a message. Embodiments include associating a message type with the message point and selecting, in dependence upon the message type, a message to be transmitted. Embodiments include receiving a response to the message; selecting, in dependence upon the response, a command to be executed; and executing the selected command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Stephen B. Boston, David E. Blaschke, Michael W. Brown, Andrew D. Hately, Michael A. Paolini
  • Patent number: 9412011
    Abstract: A tactile feedback output device receives one or more warning signals for controlling one or more types of tactile output by the one or more tactile feedback output devices, the one or more warning signals representing that a predicted behavior of a monitored user represents a particular behavior that is potentially adverse and a percentage probability that the predicted behavior is adverse, the monitored user detected within a particular environment monitored by a supervising user, the one or more tactile feedback output devices worn by the supervising user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jacob C. Albertson, Kenneth C. Arnold, Steven D. Goldman, Michael A. Paolini, Anthony J. Sessa
  • Patent number: 9374551
    Abstract: Personal video recording including identifying a message point in operation of a PVR and transmitting a message. Embodiments include associating a message type with the message point and selecting, in dependence upon the message type, a message to be transmitted. Embodiments include receiving a response to the message; selecting, in dependence upon the response, a command to be executed; and executing the selected command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen B. Boston, David Earl Blaschke, Michael Wayne Brown, Andrew Douglas Hately, Michael A. Paolini
  • Publication number: 20160173699
    Abstract: A method, system, and program for billing for service provided to destination device according to the calling plan of the individual receiving the call. An authenticated identity for a callee answering a call placed to a destination device is received at an intermediary device. The intermediary device then accesses a billing plan for the authenticated identity of the callee and loads the billing plan for specifying charges for the call, such that telephone service billed to the callee is accessible at multiple destination devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Wayne Brown, Joseph Herbert McIntyre, Michael A. Paolini, James Mark Weaver, Scott Lee Winters
  • Publication number: 20160092725
    Abstract: A tactile feedback output device receives one or more warning signals for controlling one or more types of tactile output by the one or more tactile feedback output devices, the one or more warning signals representing that a predicted behavior of a monitored user represents a particular behavior that is potentially adverse and a percentage probability that the predicted behavior is adverse, the monitored user detected within a particular environment monitored by a supervising user, the one or more tactile feedback output devices worn by the supervising user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Jacob C. Albertson, Kenneth C. Arnold, Steven D. Goldman, Michael A. Paolini, Anthony J. Sessa
  • Patent number: 9270832
    Abstract: A method, system, and program for billing for service provided to destination device according to the calling plan of the individual receiving the call. An authenticated identity for a callee answering a call placed to a destination device is received at an intermediary device. The intermediary device then accesses a billing plan for the authenticated identity of the callee and loads the billing plan for specifying charges for the call, such that telephone service billed to the callee is accessible at multiple destination devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Wayne Brown, Joseph Herbert McIntyre, Michael A. Paolini, James Mark Weaver, Scott Lee Winters
  • Patent number: 9208678
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, system, and program includes a behavior processing system for capturing a three-dimensional movement of a monitored user within a particular environment monitored by a supervising user, wherein the three-dimensional movement is determined by using at least one image capture device aimed at the monitored user. The behavior processing system identifies a three-dimensional object properties stream using the captured movement. The behavior processing system identifies a particular defined adverse behavior of the monitored user represented by the three-dimensional object properties stream by comparing the identified three-dimensional object properties stream with multiple adverse behavior definitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jacob C. Albertson, Kenneth C. Arnold, Steven D. Goldman, Michael A. Paolini, Anthony J. Sessa
  • Patent number: 9197920
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for providing a shared user experience during media playback. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for providing a shared user experience during media playback is provided. The method includes selecting for a particular user a media file for playback in a media player executing in memory by a processor of a computer. The method also includes retrieving a shared user experience audio file recorded for a different user during a previous playback of the selected media file. Finally, the method includes playing back for the particular user both the selected media file and the retrieved shared user experience audio file concurrently in the media player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Travis M. Grigsby, James A. Kahle, Michael A. Paolini
  • Patent number: 9106252
    Abstract: In response to receiving an input string to be compressed, a plurality of diverse lossless compression techniques are applied to the input string to obtain a plurality of compressed strings. The plurality of diverse lossless compression techniques include a template-based compression technique and a non-template-based compression technique. A most compressed string among the plurality of compressed strings is selected. A determination is made regarding whether or not the most compressed string was obtained by application of the template-based compression technique. In response to determining that the most compressed string was obtained by application of the template-based compression technique, the most compressed string is compressed utilizing the non-template-based compression technique to obtain an output string and outputting the output string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kanak B. Agarwal, Damir A. Jamsek, Michael A. Paolini, Robert B. Tremaine
  • Patent number: 9106251
    Abstract: In response to receipt of an input string, an attempt is made to identify, in a template store, a closely matching template for use as a compression template. In response to identification of a closely matching template that can be used as a compression template, the input string is compressed into a compressed string by reference to a longest common subsequence compression template. Compressing the input string includes encoding, in a compressed string, an identifier of the compression template, encoding substrings of the input string not having commonality with the compression template of at least a predetermined length as literals, and encoding substrings of the input string having commonality with the compression template of at least the predetermined length as a jump distance without reference to a base location in the compression template. The compressed string is then output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kanak B. Agarwal, Damir A. Jamsek, Michael A. Paolini, Robert B. Tremaine
  • Patent number: 9088645
    Abstract: A method, system, and program for intermediary device initiated caller identification are provided. A trusted telephone network detects a call initiation connection from an origin device. The trusted telephone network then brokers a connection between the origin device and an external server enabled to perform a caller identity authentication service. A voice utterance for a caller is received at the external server from the origin device. The server authenticates a caller identity associated with the voice utterance and transfer the authenticated caller identity to the trusted telephone network. The trusted telephone network then specifies services available for the call according to a caller profile for the authenticated caller identity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Wayne Brown, Joseph Herbert McIntyre, Michael A. Paolini, James Mark Weaver, Scott Lee Winters
  • Patent number: 9058698
    Abstract: A capture system captures detectable attributes of a user. A differential system compares the detectable attributes with a normalized model of attributes, wherein the normalized model of attributes characterize normal representative attribute values across a sample of a plurality of users and generates differential attributes representing the differences between the detectable attributes and the normalized model of attributes. Multiple separate avatar creator systems receive the differential attributes and each apply the differential attributes to different base avatars to create custom avatars which reflect a selection of the detectable attributes of the user which are distinguishable from the normalized model of attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: KING.COM LTD.
    Inventors: Scott T. Jones, Michael A. Paolini
  • Publication number: 20150131789
    Abstract: A method, system, and program for billing for service provided to destination device according to the calling plan of the individual receiving the call. An authenticated identity for a callee answering a call placed to a destination device is received at an intermediary device. The intermediary device then accesses a billing plan for the authenticated identity of the callee and loads the billing plan for specifying charges for the call, such that telephone service billed to the callee is accessible at multiple destination devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Wayne Brown, Joseph Herbert Mclntyre, Michael A. Paolini, James Mark Weaver, Scott Lee Winters
  • Publication number: 20150095452
    Abstract: An approach is provided in which in which a data stream encoder resynchronizes a reference template to a data stream by loading a lock step buffer and a look-ahead buffer with template data blocks retrieved from the reference template. The data stream encoder determines that the lock step buffer's template data is different from a data stream data block and, in turn, preserves the template data block in the look-ahead buffer for subsequent resynchronization. In turn, the data stream encoder matches the look-ahead buffer's preserved template data with a subsequent data stream data block and resynchronizes the reference template to the data stream accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kanak B. Agarwal, Michael A. Paolini
  • Patent number: 8903180
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided for security screening image analysis simplification through object pattern identification. Popular consumer electronics and other items are scanned in a control system, which creates an electronic signature for each known object. The system may reduce the signature to a hash value and place each signature for each known object in a “known good” storage set. For example, popular mobile phones, laptop computers, digital cameras, and the like may be scanned for the known good signature database. At the time of scan, such as at an airport, objects in a bag may be rotated to a common axis alignment and transformed to the same signature or hash value to match against the known good signature database. If an item matches, the scanning system marks it as a known safe object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joaquin Madruga, Barry L. Minor, Michael A. Paolini