Patents by Inventor Minkyong Kim

Minkyong Kim 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: 10262302
    Abstract: Recommending a recipe and monitoring the preparation of the recipe according to a calendar by a computer that receives calendar data that includes one or more of: a date, scheduled appointment times for the date and appointment durations, any special events on the date, and proximity of the date to a holiday. The computer identifies one or more recipes that can be prepared in an available time slot in the calendar, the one or more recipes includes a list of food from a food ingredient list and monitors data, including length of time to complete a preparation step of the selected recipe. Responsive to the length of time increasing by more than a threshold value, the computer adjusts one or more subsequent preparation steps of the selected recipe to compensate for the increase to the length of time and/or the calendar to provide a longer available time for recipe preparation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Minkyong Kim, Min Li, Clifford A. Pickover, Valentina Salapura
  • Patent number: 10223329
    Abstract: An approach for ontological policy based data collection, processing, and negotiation for data in view of analytics is provided. The approach searches one or more data sources for data related to a data request. The approach collects data related to the data request from the one or more data sources. The approach determines whether one or more attributes generated from the data request match one or more descriptors associated with the data related to the data request. The approach creates one or more annotated ontologies for the data related to the data request. The approach displays a hierarchical visualization of the one or more annotated ontologies for the data related to the data request. The approach updates the one or more annotated ontologies for the data related to the data request based, at least in part, on an evaluation of the quality of the one or more data selections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Salman A. Baset, Yu Deng, Minkyong Kim, Alla Segal, Charles O. Schulz, Anca Sailer, Long Wang
  • Patent number: 10133954
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide automated systems and methods for visualizing a product using standard and personal objects. An image can be retrieved from the shopping history or shopping cart of a user, and the dimensions of the image can be automatically adjusted to make an accurate relative size comparison to a product for purchase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Minkyong Kim, Min Li, Clifford A. Pickover, Valentina Salapura
  • Patent number: 10076632
    Abstract: A computing device provides soothing output for a user. The computing device determines a type of soothing output that will soothe the user. The computing device provides the type of soothing output to the user. The computing device determines the level of distress of the user in response to the type of soothing output. The computing device modifies the first type of soothing output to a second type of soothing output if the level of distress meets or exceeds a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Minkyong Kim, Min Li, Clifford A. Pickover, Valentina Salapura
  • Patent number: 10066391
    Abstract: Embodiments include method, systems and computer program products for adjusting a hardness of a floor covering. Aspects include monitoring a user on the floor covering and detecting a triggering event associated with the user. Aspects also include adjusting a parameter of the floor covering, wherein the adjustment decreases the hardness of the floor covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minkyong Kim, Min Li, Clifford A. Pickover, Valentina Salapura
  • Patent number: 10035555
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides a method and system including a sensor on a vehicle and a processor connected to the sensor. The processor determines a probability of falling based on input from the sensor, whether the probability of falling exceeds a threshold, and a state of an operator of the vehicle. An actuator connected to the processor receives a signal from the processor when the probability of falling exceeds the threshold and when the state of the operator includes an impaired state. Stabilizer wheels are connected to the actuator, where the signal includes a command to deploy the stabilizer wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas D. Erickson, Minkyong Kim, Clifford A. Pickover, Maja Vukovic
  • Publication number: 20180173944
    Abstract: An object recognition system includes a parameter generator for generating a parameter that indicates whether an object depicted in an image pair is the same or different object, and a pose difference for the image pair and a parameter refiner for refining the parameter, and an applicator for applying the refined parameter to object recognition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Rogerio Schmidt Feris, Minkyong Kim, Clifford A. Pickover
  • Patent number: 9953217
    Abstract: A pose-aware feature learning system includes an object tracker which tracks an object on a subject in a plurality of video frames, a pose estimator which estimates a pose of the subject in a track of the plurality of video frames, an image pair generator which extracts a plurality of image pairs from the track of the plurality of video frames, and labels the plurality of image pairs with the estimated pose and as depicting the same or different object, and a neural network trainer which trains a neural network based on the labeled plurality of image pairs, to predict whether an image pair depicts the same or different object and a pose difference for the image pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rogerio Schmidt Feris, Minkyong Kim, Clifford A. Pickover
  • Publication number: 20180107557
    Abstract: A computing problem management method, system, and non-transitory computer readable medium, include detecting an impending problem of a computing system, spawning a plurality of replicas when the detecting detects the impending problem, and launching a plurality of versions of an action, each version being launched and performed on a different replica of the plurality of replicas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Minkyong Kim, Min Li, Clifford A. Pickover, Valentina Salapura
  • Patent number: 9940538
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide automated systems and methods for visualizing a product using standard and personal objects. An image can be retrieved from the shopping history or shopping cart of a user, and the dimensions of the image can be automatically adjusted to make an accurate relative size comparison to a product for purchase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Minkyong Kim, Min Li, Clifford A. Pickover, Valentina Salapura
  • Patent number: 9934095
    Abstract: A computing problem management method, system, and non-transitory computer readable medium, include detecting an impending problem of a computing system, spawning a plurality of replicas when the detecting detects the impending problem, and launching a plurality of versions of an action, each version being launched and performed on a different replica of the plurality of replicas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minkyong Kim, Min Li, Clifford A. Pickover, Valentina Salapura
  • Publication number: 20180075759
    Abstract: A method for guiding an emergency vehicle to an emergency site includes receiving an emergency dispatch message including a location of an emergency. Present location information is received for an emergency vehicle. A route between the received present location and the received location of the emergency is calculated using area map data. Navigation guidance is provided to the emergency vehicle based on the calculated route. The calculated route and the present location information for the emergency vehicle are transmitted to an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The UAV is automatically piloted ahead of the emergency vehicle, along the calculated route, using the calculated route and present location transmitted thereto. A traffic alert is transmitted from the UAV to influence traffic flow ahead of the emergency vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: MINKYONG KIM, CLIFFORD A. PICKOVER, VALENTINA SALAPURA, MAJA VUKOVIC
  • Publication number: 20180046189
    Abstract: A method, system, and/or computer program product controls operations of a mobile audio input device. One or more processors detect a first location of a mobile audio input device. The processor(s) detect a second location of the user. The processor(s) then direct the mobile audio input device to autonomously move from the first location to the second location and, in response to the mobile audio input device reaching the second location, to activate the microphone on the mobile audio input device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: MINKYONG KIM, CLIFFORD A. PICKOVER, VALENTINA SALAPURA, MAJA VUKOVIC
  • Publication number: 20180047300
    Abstract: A music practice feedback system, comprising, a processor; and a memory storing instructions that cause the processor to perform, monitoring an outcome of a playing of a sheet music by a user, and based on the outcome, suggesting a type of improvement to increase a success rate of playing the sheet music.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Minkyong Kim, Clifford A. Pickover, Valentina Salapura
  • Publication number: 20180039240
    Abstract: A mannequin pose control computer-implemented method, system, and computer program product, includes reading clothing data of an article of clothing on a mannequin, determining a pose for the mannequin by associating the clothing data with a record in a database that includes the pose for the mannequin, and changing a current pose of the mannequin to match the pose for the mannequin based on the record in the database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Minkyong Kim, Clifford A. Pickover, Valentina Salapura
  • Publication number: 20180028926
    Abstract: A pseudo-sentient doll override method, system, and non-transitory computer readable medium for a doll, include an interaction level determining circuit configured to determine an interaction level between a user and the doll and a reminder triggering circuit configured to trigger a reminder to the user that the doll is not sentient based on the interaction level associated with a set of rules
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Minkyong KIM, Clifford A. Pickover, Valentina Salpura, Maja Vukovic
  • Patent number: 9873039
    Abstract: Methods and systems for triggering integrated game actions include monitoring a user's state during operation a video game with one or more user state sensors. It is determined whether the user's level of activity is below a predetermined activity threshold based on the monitored state considered over a period of time. If the user's level of activity is below the predetermined activity threshold, a game sequence in the video game is triggered that involves physical activity on the part of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporartion
    Inventors: Minkyong Kim, Min Li, Clifford A. Pickover, Valentina Salapura
  • Publication number: 20180009497
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides a method and system including a sensor on a vehicle and a processor connected to the sensor. The processor determines a probability of falling based on input from the sensor, whether the probability of falling exceeds a threshold, and a state of an operator of the vehicle. An actuator connected to the processor receives a signal from the processor when the probability of falling exceeds the threshold and when the state of the operator includes an impaired state. Stabilizer wheels are connected to the actuator, where the signal includes a command to deploy the stabilizer wheels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas D. Erickson, Minkyong Kim, Clifford A. Pickover, Maja Vukovic
  • Publication number: 20180004605
    Abstract: A computing problem management method, system, and non-transitory computer readable medium, include detecting an impending problem of a computing system, spawning a plurality of replicas when the detecting detects the impending problem, and launching a plurality of versions of an action, each version being launched and performed on a different replica of the plurality of replicas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Minkyong Kim, Min Li, Clifford A. Pickover, Valentina Salapura
  • Publication number: 20170364959
    Abstract: A fashion display method, system, and non-transitory computer readable medium, include a customer identification circuit configured to identify a fashion style of a customer viewing a fashion display, a customer assessing circuit configured to determine an assessed trait of the customer by assessing the fashion style of the customer, and a display augmenting circuit configured to augment the fashion display to display a new fashion display customized to the customer based on the assessed trait.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Minkyong Kim, Clifford A. Pickover, Valentina Salapura