Patents by Inventor Pamela A. Nesbitt

Pamela A. Nesbitt 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: 20190109722
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to question and answer management in a collaborative environment, and provide a novel and non-obvious method, system and apparatus for synchronizing questions and answers in an instant messaging session. In one embodiment of the invention, a method of synchronizing questions and answers in an instant messaging session can be provided. The method can include maintaining an instant messaging session between first and second participants, identifying questions and answers in the instant messaging text, matching each of the answers to a corresponding one of the questions, and displaying the matched questions and answers supplementally to the displaying of the chat transcript, ensuring that a participant does not overlook a question where response on their part is required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Belinda Y. Chang, Shruti Gandhi, Angela Richards Jones, Pamela A. Nesbitt
  • Patent number: 10243961
    Abstract: An approach is provided for securing a network-accessible site such as a bank, financial institution, or a user's home system. A request is received from a user of the network-accessible site. While the request is from a user, the system further verifies that the user is the authorized user and not an imposter, such as a hacker. To this end, the approach transmits a state inquiry to a wearable device registered to the user. The current state of the user is received from the wearable device, such as whether the user is sitting, standing, walking, sleeping, etc. If the system determines that the current user state allows the action to be performed at the site by the user, then the action is performed. Likewise, if the system determines that the current user state disallows the action, then the system inhibits, or otherwise prevents, the action from being performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nataraj Nagaratnam, Pamela A. Nesbitt, Sandeep R. Patil, Sachin C. Punadikar
  • Publication number: 20190089667
    Abstract: Notifying a user about a previous conversation includes based on an analysis of the previous conversation between a first user and second user determining a characterization between the first user and the second user, in response to the first user selecting, via a user device, an option to open a subsequent conversation with the second user, notifying the first user via an alert as to the characterization of the previous conversation that the first user had with the second user before reengaging the second user in a subsequent conversation, and based on an analysis of the subsequent conversation between the first user and the second user, updating the characterization to a current characterization in a database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Pamela A. Nesbitt
  • Patent number: 10237699
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for performing automated operations in order to predict obstacles to mobile device travel paths. Historical mobile device path data about multiple historical paths previously taken by a plurality of mobile devices during a first period of time is tracked. Recent mobile device path data about a plurality of recent paths taken by multiple mobile devices during a second period of time is received and analyzed, including comparing the historical mobile device path data with the recent mobile device path data. Based at least in part on such analysis, a location is predicted for a new obstacle that is determined to be substantially adjacent to one or more of the recent paths. An indication of the predicted location of the new obstacle is provided to one or more user devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher J. Hardee, Steven R. Joroff, Pamela A. Nesbitt, Scott E. Schneider
  • Patent number: 10226632
    Abstract: Embodiments for controlling an implantable cardiac device by one or more processors are described. Data from at least one wearable device sensor is received. The implantable cardiac device is controlled based on the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter A. Balinski, Sandeep Bazar, Pamela A. Nesbitt, John T. Olson, Sandeep R. Patil, Sachin C. Punadikar
  • Patent number: 10225093
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to question and answer management in a collaborative environment, and provide a novel and non-obvious method, system and apparatus for synchronizing questions and answers in an instant messaging session. In one embodiment of the invention, a method of synchronizing questions and answers in an instant messaging session can be provided. The method can include maintaining an instant messaging session between first and second participants, identifying questions and answers in the instant messaging text, matching each of the answers to a corresponding one of the questions, and displaying the matched questions and answers supplementally to the displaying of the chat transcript, ensuring that a participant does not overlook a question where response on their part is required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Belinda Y. Chang, Shruti Gandhi, Angela Richards Jones, Pamela A. Nesbitt
  • Patent number: 10212118
    Abstract: Notifying a user about a previous conversation includes based on an analysis of the previous conversation between a first user and second user determining a characterization between the first user and the second user, in response to the first user selecting, via a user device, an option to open a subsequent conversation with the second user, notifying the first user via an alert as to the characterization of the previous conversation that the first user had with the second user before reengaging the second user in a subsequent conversation, and based on an analysis of the subsequent conversation between the first user and the second user, updating the characterization to a current characterization in a database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Pamela A. Nesbitt
  • Patent number: 10203678
    Abstract: Disclosed aspects relate to food freshness management. A freshness triggering event may be identified for a food item. The freshness triggering event may indicate that a criterion related to the food item has been achieved. A food freshness management action may be determined. The food freshness management action may be determined to respond to the freshness triggering event for the food item. The food freshness management action may be initiated. The food freshness management action may be carried-out with respect to the freshness triggering event for the food item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Heidi Lagares-Greenblatt, Jenny S. Li, Pamela A. Nesbitt, Xinlin Wang
  • Publication number: 20190019498
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include a context sensitive adaptive digital assistant for personalized interaction. Embodiments of the invention also include a spoken genome for characterization and analysis of human voice. Aspects of the invention include selecting a starter vocabulary, receiving voice communications from a user, and modifying the starter vocabulary to generate a personalized lexicon. Aspects of the invention also include analyzing and categorizing human voice according to a plurality of characteristics, and creating a spoken genome database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher J. Hardee, Steve Joroff, Pamela A. Nesbitt, Scott E. Schneider
  • Publication number: 20190019499
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include a context sensitive adaptive digital assistant for personalized interaction. Embodiments of the invention also include a spoken genome for characterization and analysis of human voice. Aspects of the invention include selecting a starter vocabulary, receiving voice communications from a user, and modifying the starter vocabulary to generate a personalized lexicon. Aspects of the invention also include analyzing and categorizing human voice according to a plurality of characteristics, and creating a spoken genome database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher J. Hardee, Steve Joroff, Pamela A. Nesbitt, Scott E. Schneider
  • Patent number: 10176025
    Abstract: Generating recommendations for an individual based on a mood of the individual. Receiving information corresponding to one or more activities associated with an individual over a period of time. The received information corresponding to the one or more activities associated with the individual is processed to detect a mood of the individual. A recommendation is generated for the individual based on the detected mood of the individual and a future event associated with the individual. The future event has an occurrence at a later time instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORTION
    Inventors: Siddique M. Adoni, David Nahamoo, Pamela A. Nesbitt, Dhandapani Shanmugam
  • Publication number: 20180359206
    Abstract: Technical solutions are described for a seller to bypass a spam filter. An example method includes sending, by a message preempting apparatus, for receipt by a server corresponding to the seller, a transaction identifier in response to a transaction between a user and the seller. The method also includes sending, by the message preempting apparatus, for receipt by a messaging server, the transaction identifier, where the messaging server, in response, bypasses a spam filter for a message that is associated with the transaction identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher J. Hardee, Steve Joroff, Pamela A. Nesbitt, Scott E. Schneider
  • Publication number: 20180316654
    Abstract: Embodiments include method, systems and computer program products for validating a user logon credential. The method includes providing a verification artifact. The method also includes determining an existence of a user post of the verification artifact on the third party system. The method further includes validating the user logon credential based on the user post of the verification artifact on the third party system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher J. Hardee, Steven R. Joroff, Pamela A. Nesbitt, Scott E. Schneider
  • Publication number: 20180315414
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include a context sensitive adaptive digital assistant for personalized interaction. Embodiments of the invention also include a spoken genome for characterization and analysis of human voice. Aspects of the invention include selecting a starter vocabulary, receiving voice communications from a user, and modifying the starter vocabulary to generate a personalized lexicon. Aspects of the invention also include analyzing and categorizing human voice according to a plurality of characteristics, and creating a spoken genome database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher J. Hardee, Steve Joroff, Pamela A. Nesbitt, Scott E. Schneider
  • Publication number: 20180307801
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided for implementing a personalized training recommendation system. A request is received from a user to generate a personalized training regimen for a specified athletic event and event information is identified comprising characteristics of one or more geographical segments of the specified athletic event. Based on the event information, one or more portions of a geographical region are identified that approximate one or more characteristics of the one or more geographical segments within a predetermined tolerance. A training course is generated at least by combining a selected set of the portions of the geographical region based on an evaluation of a level of matching, for each portion, of characteristics of the portion to the one or more physical characteristics associated with the one or more geographical segments of the specified athletic event, which is then presented to the user as the personalized training regimen for the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher J. Hardee, Steven R. Joroff, Kathy A. McGroddy-Goetz, Pamela A. Nesbitt, Scott E. Schneider
  • Publication number: 20180307800
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided for implementing a personalized training recommendation system. A request is received from a user to generate a personalized training regimen for a specified athletic event and event information is identified comprising characteristics of one or more geographical segments of the specified athletic event. Based on the event information, one or more portions of a geographical region are identified that approximate one or more characteristics of the one or more geographical segments within a predetermined tolerance. A training course is generated at least by combining a selected set of the portions of the geographical region based on an evaluation of a level of matching, for each portion, of characteristics of the portion to the one or more physical characteristics associated with the one or more geographical segments of the specified athletic event, which is then presented to the user as the personalized training regimen for the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher J. Hardee, Steven R. Joroff, Kathy A. McGroddy-Goetz, Pamela A. Nesbitt, Scott E. Schneider
  • Patent number: 10110729
    Abstract: Embodiments for managing mobile devices by one or more processors are described. A plurality of mobile devices are detected within a predetermined distance of each other for at least a predetermined duration. After the plurality of mobile devices are detected, the functionality of at least one of the plurality of mobile devices is altered based on data associated with another of the plurality of mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher J. Hardee, Steven R. Joroff, Pamela A. Nesbitt, Scott E. Schneider
  • Publication number: 20180293687
    Abstract: Embodiments include method, systems and computer program products for ridesharing management for autonomous vehicles. In some embodiments, a rideshare request is received for an autonomous vehicle. Data associated with a user associated with the autonomous vehicle can be obtained from a user device. Preference data associated with the owner can be obtained. Vehicle data associated with the autonomous vehicle can be obtained. It can be determined that the autonomous vehicle is available for ridesharing using the data associated with the user, the owner preference data, the vehicle data, and the rideshare request. Ridesharing data can be generated using the data associated with the user, the owner preference data, the vehicle data, and the rideshare request. The ridesharing data can be transmitted to the autonomous vehicle to facilitate ridesharing based at least in part on the ridesharing data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher J. Hardee, Steven R. Joroff, Pamela A. Nesbitt, Scott E. Schneider
  • Publication number: 20180295228
    Abstract: Embodiments for managing mobile devices by one or more processors are described. A plurality of mobile devices are detected within a predetermined distance of each other for at least a predetermined duration. After the plurality of mobile devices are detected, the functionality of at least one of the plurality of mobile devices is altered based on data associated with another of the plurality of mobile devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher J. HARDEE, Steven R. JOROFF, Pamela A. NESBITT, Scott E. SCHNEIDER
  • Publication number: 20180293455
    Abstract: Embodiments for managing images by one or more processors are described. A selection of at least one portion of a first image is received. A selection of a characteristic of the at least one selected portion of the first image is received. At least one of a plurality of second images is selected based on the selected characteristic of the at least one selected portion of the first image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher J. HARDEE, Steven R. JOROFF, Pamela A. NESBITT, Scott E. SCHNEIDER