Patents by Inventor Michal Knas

Michal Knas 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: 11115499
    Abstract: A system includes a client device and a server in communication to a database. The server receives a request for service from a client device via an electronic message. The server then generates instructions to receive a characteristic of the client device, and to query for a record to identify whether the characteristic has a predetermined time period for priority service. The server determines whether a timestamp of the request is within the predetermined time period for the priority service. The server then increments a counter value associated with request having the characteristic having the timestamp within the predetermined time period for the priority service. When the counter value satisfies a threshold value, the server automatically adjust a record of each request having the characteristic to indicate the priority service regardless of a basis for the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: MASSACHUSETTS MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Michal Knas, Jiby John
  • Patent number: 11057739
    Abstract: The methods and software application described herein monitor the acceleration experienced by a mobile device and determine when said acceleration exceeds a predetermined acceleration threshold that may be indicative of an unusually rapid acceleration or deceleration. In the event of a sudden acceleration or deceleration, the methods and mobile application described herein automatically trigger a timely, event-related notification to the user of the mobile device, such as displaying a banner on the mobile device's display, a text, electronic mail, or voice message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
    Inventors: Michal Knas, Jiby John
  • Patent number: 11042649
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are display techniques that will allow sensitive data displayed on a computer screen to only be viewed by authorized users and will render computer screen unreadable to unauthorized users. One or more display techniques are capable of automatically scrambling and unscrambling display screen of the computing device in which only an intended viewer is able to view data on the display screen using deciphering glasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
    Inventors: Jiby John, Michal Knas, Damon Ryan DePaolo, Payton A. Shubrick, Jason Cook
  • Patent number: 11039275
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for dynamic generation of an intelligent and location-based puzzle. The method comprises locating a mobile device within a proximity zone associated with an establishment and generating a user dataset comprising a counter representing how many times the user has been identified within the proximity zone. The method further comprises querying, receiving, and displaying a first media element associated with a puzzle. Upon locating the mobile device within the proximity zone for the second time, the method comprises adjusting the counter value and querying, receiving, and displaying a second media element associated with the puzzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
    Inventor: Michal Knas
  • Patent number: 11032335
    Abstract: Methods and systems disclosed herein describe automatically establishing two concurrent electronic communication sessions. Participants of a primary electronic communication session may request a private (secondary) electronic communication session in which only a subset of the participants of the primary electronic communication session can participate. Methods and systems described herein also describe automatically identifying participants of the second electronic communication session based on various factors including predetermined lists, commonality among different users or user identifiers, and geographic location of each participant of the primary and/or secondary electronic communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
    Inventors: Michal Knas, Jiby John
  • Patent number: 11024150
    Abstract: A method and system for generating warning notifications using wireless indoor navigation technology is disclosed. The method comprises determining a location for an individual and a transportation device by receiving device identifiers (e.g., distinctive combination of numbers and/or characters uniquely identifying receiving devices associated with the individual and the transportation device) and location information, received from one or more beacons, from the receiving devices. The method comprises determining a location associated with the individual and the transportation device based on the location information and/or the device identifiers. The method also comprises receiving a destination location and determining an intended path for the transportation device. The method comprises warning the individual upon determining that the location associated with the individual is within a predetermined proximity to the transportation device or its intended path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
    Inventors: Michal Knas, Jiby John
  • Patent number: 11017892
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present disclosure, an ingestible medication device is a self-contained electronic device that stores an active agent, and that controls release of the active agent using an on board processor. The ingestible medication device embodies one or more ingestible device identifiers, including personal identifiers and active agent identifiers, which are compared with external device identifiers to determine whether to release the active agent. A method for managing an ingestible medication device detects proximity to a limited range, RFID-enabled patient wristband, indicating that the wristband is worn by the patient that ingested the ingestible medication device. Various methods enable a nurse to track medication information to monitor compliance with medication regimen and dosage information. Other methods track an ingestible medication device selected for filling a prescription at a pharmacy of the health care provider, including transfer to a caregiver station using a transport cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
    Inventors: Michal Knas, Jiby John
  • Patent number: 11018998
    Abstract: Generally, this disclosure enables a chatbot to host a chat session with a user. In some implementations, when the chatbot is not able to or does not know an answer to a query from the user, then the chatbot can import another chatbot into the chat session such that the user is aware of such importation and such that the other chatbot can output the answer to the query into the chat session. In other implementations, when the chatbot is not able to or does not know the answer to the query from the user, then the chatbot can query another chatbot, in background, without notifying the user, and when the response is received from the other chatbot, the chatbot can output that response to the user seamlessly such that the user is not aware of such querying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
    Inventors: Michal Knas, Jiby John, Payton A. Shubrick, Damon Ryan Depaolo
  • Patent number: 10992604
    Abstract: Generally, this disclosure enables a chatbot to host a chat session with a user. In some implementations, when the chatbot is not able to or does not know an answer to a query from the user, then the chatbot can import another chatbot into the chat session such that the user is aware of such importation and such that the other chatbot can output the answer to the query into the chat session. In other implementations, when the chatbot is not able to or does not know the answer to the query from the user, then the chatbot can query another chatbot, in background, without notifying the user, and when the response is received from the other chatbot, the chatbot can output that response to the user seamlessly such that the user is not aware of such querying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
    Inventors: Michal Knas, Jiby John, Payton A. Shubrick, Damon Ryan Depaolo
  • Patent number: 10986223
    Abstract: Systems and methods for displaying customized product information on a user device. A server may receive sensor data from one or more tracking sensors of a mobile device of a user, wherein the sensor data contains sensor measurements made continuously by the one or more tracking sensors and generate a behavioral pattern data records based upon the sensor data. The server may calculate a likelihood score associated with a product based on the behavioral pattern data records and identify a phase associated with the user and the product. The server may then cause to display customized electronic content for a product on a user interface of the mobile device based on the likelihood score and the identified phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance
    Inventors: Michal Knas, Jiby John, Gareth Ross
  • Patent number: 10970895
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for an intelligent and context-aware reading system. The method comprises generating a graphical user interface comprising a plurality of fields configured to receive input from a computing device. The method comprises generating an instruction to initiate an eye-tracking sensor device configured to track eye movement or an expression sensor device configured to monitor micro expressions of a user operating the graphical user interface. The method comprises receiving ocular engagement data or expression sensor data, wherein the received data is associated with a portion of a first field on the graphical user interface. The method comprises generating supplemental content data for the portion of the first field in response to an ocular engagement value or the expression state satisfying a pre-determined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
    Inventor: Michal Knas
  • Patent number: 10963823
    Abstract: A system comprising: a server configured to: generate an interface based on a first user profile stored in a database; present the interface on a first client associated with the first user profile, wherein the interface depicts a set of input elements; receive a set of inputs from the set of input elements; generate a macro based on the set of inputs; associate the macro with a range of values based on the set of inputs; host a chatbot application; generate a value based on the chatbot application accessing a PIM application on a second client associated with a second user profile stored in the database; and enable the macro to be performed based on the value being within the range of values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
    Inventors: Michal Knas, Payton A. Shubrick, Damon Ryan Depaolo, Jiby John
  • Patent number: 10956544
    Abstract: An authentication process is activated by a processor receiving an access request for user access to a user device. One or more biometric sensor module captures imaging data or other sensor data within a field of view encompassing the head of the user, or encompassing a head region including the head of the user. The processor carries out biometric recognition methods on the captured imaging data. Biometric recognition methods may include head-limb gesture recognition (including hand-to-face, and limb-near-head, gestures); head recognition; ocular recognition; facial recognition; and combinations of these methods. Upon successful match of captured sensor data with one or more user credential records stored for an authorized user of the user device, the processor authorizes the access request, providing access to the operating environment of the user device on start-up, or to one or more of a system setting, an application program, a data, and a hardware resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
    Inventors: Michal Knas, Jiby John
  • Patent number: 10957184
    Abstract: A method and system for generating an event notification on a mobile electronic device is provided. A notification message including an event impact record and a notification urgency record is received on the mobile electronic device. An impact sensory alert is generated based on the comparison between the event impact record with a plurality of sensory alerts presets of first sensory output signals and second sensory output signals. An urgency sensory alert is also generated based on the comparison between the notification urgency record with the plurality of sensory alerts presets of the first sensory output signals and the second sensory output signals. The impact sensory alert and the urgency sensory alert are outputted via the first sensory output signals and second sensory output signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
    Inventor: Michal Knas
  • Patent number: 10943680
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for safe, efficient, and fraud-proof continuous retrieval of health data is disclosed. The method comprises receiving a request to update a record associated with a user blockchain comprising identification information associated with a health tracker, a health tracker server, and user authentication data; generating an instruction to receive user data based on the identification information and user authentication data; receiving health data from the health tracker server; retrieving and verifying the validity of the user's latest blockchain; storing the data in a volatile memory; and creating a new block instance corresponding to the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
    Inventors: Michal Knas, Jiby John, Richard Ferry, Krzysztof Gibadlo
  • Patent number: 10917690
    Abstract: Methods and systems for navigating content displayed on a user computing device comprising generating content data configured for presentation on a display of a user computing device, transmitting, the content data to the display of the user computing device for display on the user computing device, collecting behavior data of the user sensed by the tracking module, and determining whether behavior engagement data represents a value that satisfies a threshold value. When the value satisfies the threshold value an instruction request that is associated with the value of the behavior engagement data is generated and when the value does not satisfy the threshold value the same content on the display of the user computing device is displayed to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
    Inventors: Michal Knas, Jiby John
  • Patent number: 10902395
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein describe intelligent e-book readers which provide a significant improvement over the conventional e-books that simply render static content. The intelligent e-book readers may customize a rendered e-book based on, for example, the reading level and preferences of the user, the user's social media profile and activity, and current events. Furthermore, the intelligent e-book reader may provide additional augmented reality (AR)/virtual reality (VR) content associated with one or more portions of the rendered e-book. The intelligent e-book reader may also facilitate virtual, real time communication between multiple users and experts. The intelligent e-book reader may also facilitate one or more users to provide feedback and suggestions to authors and future movie-makers. The intelligent e-book reader may automatically determine difficult portions of an e-book based on the virtual communications and/or real time eye-tracking of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
    Inventors: Michal Knas, Payton A. Shubrick, Damon Ryan DePaolo, Jiby John
  • Patent number: 10904820
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure can be used to monitor, access, and utilize resources available at workspaces effectively using location-aware devices. Methods and systems disclosed herein integrate location signals received from beacons and other indoor positioning systems for better management of shared resources, such as conference rooms, audiovisual equipment, and other equipment, and address dynamic changes to the availability or non-availability of these resources based on data from location-aware devices and beacons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
    Inventors: Michal Knas, Jiby John
  • Patent number: 10902724
    Abstract: A wireless transmission system includes a server in communication with one or more receiving devices. The server generates a query to a user associated with a receiving device regarding a parking-space preference. The server receive the parking-space preference along with the unique identifier and a receiving device identifier from the receiving device. The server determines a current location associated with the receiving device based on the received unique identifier, and generate an instruction to receive attributes associated with one or more parking spaces corresponding to the parking-space preferences. The server upon transmitting the instructions to the database, receive one or more parking spaces corresponding to the parking-space preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
    Inventors: Michal Knas, Jiby John
  • Patent number: 10893043
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are display techniques that will allow sensitive data displayed on a computer screen to only be viewed by authorized users and will render computer screen unreadable to unauthorized users. One or more display techniques are capable of automatically scrambling and unscrambling display screen of the computing device in which only an intended viewer is able to view data on the display screen using deciphering glasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
    Inventors: Jiby John, Michal Knas, Damon Ryan Depaolo, Payton A. Shubrick, Jason Cook